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15 Years Ago in BW:
Stop Doing That!

Editor of Bandworld and co-founder of Western International Band Clinic, he is Professor Emeritus at Southern Oregon University where he continues as Executive Director of The American Band College masters degree program). He is co-founder of WIBC. In 1981 he was elected to membership in The American Bandmasters Assoc. and served on the ABA Board of Directors. In 1997, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the John Philip Sousa Foundation. In 1998 he received the Sousa Foundation’s Medal of Honor and in 2003 was inducted as an honorary member of Phi Beta Mu. Dr. Strange was elected to the American Band-masters Association in l968. He is a Past President of that organization and Executive Secretary of the ABA Foundation. He is also a Past President of the College Band Directors National Assoc. He is Director of Bands Emeritus at Arizona State University and current conductor of the Tempe Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared throughout the world as a guest conductor. He has written articles for every issue of Bandworld Magazine since 1985 and has served on the ABC faculty and guest conductor at WIBC.

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M. Max McKee, Bandworld Editor
Executive Director, American Band College
Richard Strange, Arizona State University (ret.)
Past President, American Bandmasters Assoc.

Elected as an Associate Member of the American Bandmasters Association in March of 2004, Scott is Managing Director of WIBC, Inc. (which includes Western International Band Clinic, the American Band College, and Bandworld Magazine). He served as a band director in the schools of Oregon from 1995-2002 and now conducts the Siskiyou Symphonic Band in Southern Oregon.
Gary Wiese is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and spent his entire teaching career in the public schools of Coquille, Oregon. He has been an active professional drummer for over 30 years and recently served on the staff of Western International Band Clinic. He also is a member of the American Band College Graduate faculty for assessment of ABC masters candidates.

Gearing Up!

Scott McKee, Bandworld Editor
Organizing Director, WIBC Convention

Gary Wiese, Coquille (Oregon) Retired
ABC Graduate Assessment Faculty

Ed Kruth is Emeritus Professor of Music at San Francisco State University where for thirty-two years he served as Coordinator of Instrumental Music and Director of Bands. He is an elected member of The American Bandmasters Association and has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence and the Certificate of Excellence from the M.E.N.C. His articles have appeared for over 50 years in various periodicals and books.

Jan Van der Roost is one of today's leading composers. His extensive catalog of band works is performed throughout the world by ensembles of every age. He teaches at the Lemmonsinstutt in Belgium and travels extensively in connection with his many commissions and guest conductor appearances. Since 1992 he has frequently served on the faculty of the American Band College masters degree program and as a guest conductor of the Western International Band Clinic Honor Bands.
Edwin Kruth, ABA member
San Francisco State University (retired)
Jan Van der Roost, Composer/Conductor
Kontich, Belgium
One of America’s most enthusiastic band fans, Ira is also a walking encyclopedia of information about band compositions, arrangements and recordings. A concert band consultant and advisor residing in Skokie, Illinois, he has helped many ensembles in the development of band libraries and programming. Since 1996, he has donated thousands of compositions and recordings from his personal library to the American Band College Center for Research. Edd George is Director of Bands at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, Washington. He is a third year masters candidate in the American Band College program at Southern Oregon University where he will be part of the 2005 graduating class. His Jazz Warmups were selected as one of the outstanding thesis projects at ABC 2004.

Ira Novoselsky, MusiClips Editor
Collector & Band Literature Expert (Chicago)

Edd George, ABC Candidate
Squalicum High School (Bellingham, Wash.)
Performing over 120 concerts annually, the members of Boston Brass have have appeared at concerts and jazz festivals in such cities as New York, Seattle, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Juneau and Los Angeles. Committed to education as they are performance, they have conducted master classes at colleges and universities, including The Eastman School of Music, University of North Texas, Yale, Notre Dame and UCLA. They have been featured on The CBS "Morning Show" and National Public Radio's "Performance Today."
Josh muller is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado from which he received a Bachelors of Music in Education in 2000 as a percussion major. He has taught the past three years at Heaton MIddle School in Pueblo Colorado. He is a third year masters canddiate in the American Band College program at Southern Oregon University.

Boston Brass
Conn-Selmer Clinicians

Josh Muller , ABC Candidate
Heaton Middle School (Pueblo, Colorado)
Mrs. Zingara received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors from Troy State University and was selected as their “The Most Outstanding Music Graduate”in 1985. She began her career at Washington-Wilkes Middle and High School, and then onto metro Atlanta schools: Miller Grove Junior High, Redan High, Pinckneyville Middle and Norcross High Schools. Under her baton, her program received the Sudler Flag of Honor from the John Philip Sousa Foundation for outstanding achievement in music education. Mrs. Zingara is a member of many band organizations including WBDI, MENC, NBA, and the Alabama Bandmasters Association.
Robert Foster has taugh at Kansas University since 1971 and is an active composer and arranger for band. After the completion of his masters degree at the University of Houston, he became Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Florida and then went KU as Director of Bands. He is a past president of the American Bandmasters Association and recently assumed the chair position on the Sousa Foundation's Legion of Honor committee.

Ginger Zingara
Troy State University

Robert E. Foster
Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor Chair
BW Vol. 21 #1 July-September 2005 • Vol. 21 #1 Bandworld


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