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BW Vol. 21 #2 Bandworld Editors and Contributors Bandworld

Chorale on a Scale
Score & Parts

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 its Board of Directors. He was appointed to the Board of the John Philip Sousa Foundation in '97. In 1998 he received the Sousa Foundation’s Medal of Honor; in 2003 was inducted as an honorary member of Phi Beta Mu. Elected as an Associate Member of the American Bandmasters Association in March of 2004, Scott is Managing Director of the American Band College, Organizing Chairman of Western International Band Clinic and co-editor of Bandworld Magazine. He served as a band director in the schools of Oregon from 1995-2002 and now conducts the Siskiyou Symphonic Band, a 75-piece honor band of students from southern Oregon high schools.

Warmups That Work
Score & Parts

M. Max McKee, Bandworld Co-Editor
Executive Director, American Band College

Scott McKee, Bandworld Co-Editor
Organizing Director, WIBC Convention


20 Years Ago in BW:
Balance & Blend

Randall Spicer (1914-2002) had renowned high school bands in Colorado from the 1930's to 50's and then served as Director of Bands at Washington State University from 1953 to 1978. He was a founding board member of both WIBC and ABC and contributed many articles and clinic sessions until his death in 2002. He was an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association. (See the BANDWORLD ARCHIVE for an ever-increasing number of his articles.)
Gladys Wright grew up in Oregon and developed superior bands at Elmira High School near Eugene in the 1950s. She later married Al Wright (Purdue University) and moved to the Midwest. There she developed a major program at Otterbein High School in Indiana. Later she became the founder of the Women Band Directors International and was the first woman elected to the ABA.


10 Years Ago in BW:
Contest Preparation

Randall Spicer, Former WSU Director of Bands
Founding Board Member, WIBC

Gladys Wright, Founder
Women Band Directors International

The first issue of Bandworld Magazine was published in the Fall of 1985. Now in its 21st year of operation, Bandworld went exclusively online in 2004. Gradually our BANDWORLD ARCHIVE will include many more articles, full band arrangements, tips, charts, and other useful materials taken from the first 95 issues. This issue features special articles from 10 and 20 years ago by Gladys Wright and Randall Spicer.

John Bourgeois, Commander/ Conductor of the United States Marine Band (retired), has created a special presentation entitled "Keeping in Step with Sousa." It features a slide presentation of important historical photos as well as Sousa marches and a commentary by Col. Bourgeois. It is featured in this issue of Bandworld Online in the NOVOS Radio/TV series.
Bandworld Magazine 100 Issues
August 1985 – October 2005
Col. John Bourgeois, U.S. Marine Band (ret.)
C.E.O. John Philip Sousa Foundation
Jim Frye is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he studied trombone under Royce Lumpkin. He taught in Sherman, Texas and at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas. He is currently the instrumental music director at Friedman and Mulcahey Middle Schools in Taunton, Massachusetts. In 2005 he entered the American Band College masters degree program at Southern Oregon University. Greg Tracy is Director of Bands at Plymouth South Middle School in Boston, Massachusetts. A euphonium player, he completed his masters degree in Ashland, Oregon in 2005 at Southern Oregon University, where he was in the American Band College program. (Part I of his Switching to Bassoon appeared in the July-September 2005 issue of Bandworld Online.

James Frye, ABC Candidate
Friedman Middle School (Natick, Massachusetts)

Greg Tracy, ABC Graduate
Plymouth So. Mid. School (Boston, Massachusetts)
Charles Berry is from Westminster Maryland and is the band director at Monocacy Middle School. He previously was Director of Bands at Francis Scott Key High School and The Independence School. Charles is an active performer in the greater Baltimore Maryland region. He just completed his first year in the American Band College masters degree program at Southern Oregon University.
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 2005 graduate of the American Band College program at Southern Oregon University.  (See his Oboe Project, Part 1, which appeared in the Vol. 21#1 of Bandworld Online.)

Charles Berry, ABC Candidate
Monocacy Middle School (Westminster, Maryland)

Josh Muller , ABC Graduate
Heaton Middle School (Pueblo, Colorado)
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.
Robert Foster has taught 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.

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

Robert E. Foster
Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor Chair
BW Vol. 21 #2 October-December 2005 • Vol. 21 #2 Bandworld

 

 
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