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Funny Thing Happened-1
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Editor of Bandworld and co-founder of WIBC, 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 is currently on the John Philip Sousa Foundation Board. In 1998 he received the Sousa Foundation’s Medal of Honor; in 2003 was inducted as an honorary member of Phi Beta Mu and in 2005 received the Midwest Clinic's Music Industry Award. 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 created the Siskiyou Symphonic Band, a 75-piece honor group of students from southern Oregon high schools, in 2003.

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:
Gearing Down

Director of Bands at Utah State University from 1957 to 1985, Max Dalby taught in the public schools and colleges of Utah starting in 1946. He died at the age of 85 in March of 2005. He had studied at Brigham Young University later received a masters degree from the University of San Diego and a doctorate from Utah State.

He was for many years an active clarinetist and was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1979.

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 founded the Women Band Directors International and was the first woman elected to the American Bandmasters Association.


10 Years Ago in BW:
Contest Prep, Part 1
Contest Prep, Part 2
Contest Prep, Part 3

Max F. Dalby (1920-2005)
Utah State University • ABA Member

Gladys Wright, Founder
Women Band Directors Intern. • ABA Member

NOVOS Program #5
Geoff Brand Retrospect

Geoffrey Brand began his career as a professional trumpet player in London. Later he worked for the BBC and then became conductor of many of the world's finest brass bands, three of which won the British National Championships (Black Dyke Mills, Rastrick & Brighouse, Grimethorpe Colliery). An active arranger, G&M Brand Publishers has released many important works. He has traveled throughout the world as a guest conductor and frequently appears at Western International Band Clinic and the American Band College.

Steve Martin has been teaching in Colorado the past20 years. He is a graduate of Colorado University and is currently the Band Director at Falcon Bluffs MIddle School in Littleton, Colorado. His bands have been selected to perform at the state convention five times during his career. He is a clarinetist now in his second year as a masters degree candidate in the American Band College program at Southern Oregon University.
Geoffrey Brand, England
British Conductor, Arranger, Performer
Stephen Martin
ABC Masters Candidate • Littleton, Colorado

10 Years Ago in ASBDA
Twelve Extra Weeks

Emeritus Professor and Conductor of Bands at Clarion University, Stan Michalski began teaching there in 1961. He holds bachelors, masters, and a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University and subsequently taught in the public schools of Pennsylvania. He is past president of Phi Beta Mu and is a charter member. He was inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in 1973 and later served as its President. He is now Coordinator of Instrumental Music in the Charloote, North Carolina Diocese.

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.

Stan Michalski
Clarion Univeristy (ret.) • ABA Past President

Randall Spicer (1914-2002)
WSU Director, Bandworld, ABC, WIBC Board • ABA
Tom Cox began his teaching carreer upon graduation from Ball State University in 1993. He is Director of Bands in the Goshen, Indiana Public Schools. Currently he is aserving as serving as zone chairman of the ISSMA State Board. He is a saxophone player whose professional memberships include IMEA, IBA, IAJE and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfornia. He is now in his third year as a masters candidate in the American Band College program at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.

Former President of the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, West Germany, Bertold Hummel was one of Europe's most distinguished composers. He wrote major works for nearly all wind and percussion instruments. His Oregon Sinfonie, Op. 67, is a large-scale work for symphonic band commissioned by the Southern Oregon State College Symphonic Band in 1977. His Three Hummel Figurines were written as warm-up chorales for band and were dedicated to WIBC. "Tier" is the first of the three chorales.

Tom Cox
ABC Masters Candidate • Goshen, Indiana

Bertold Hummel (1925-2002)
German Composer
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, is Vice President of the John Philip Sousa Foundation and chairman of it Legion of Honor Committee.

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

Robert E. Foster, Univ. of Kansas
Sousa Foundation Legion Chair • ABA Past Pres.
BW Vol. 21#4 April–June 2006 • Vol. 21 #4 Bandworld

 

 
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