A long-time educator with the Rainbow school board has received a music award posthumously. Peter Schneider is this year’s recipient of the Joan Mantle Music Trust Community Award. The award will be formally given out March 28th during an International Dinner. Schneider played music beginning at the age of six when his mother gave him a violin. That ignited a passion he carried it into the education system where he was involved with music for 33 years. Schneider passed away last September. A milestone for Schneider was in 1959 when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip came to Sudbury and Schneider was part of the band that welcomed the royal couple. The Joan Mantle award recognizes outstanding contribution to music.