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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 master's program. He is co-founder of WIBC and is an elected member of The American Bandmasters Association. He served on its Board of Director and 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 in Phi Beta Mu and in 2005 received the Midwest Clinic's Music Industry Award. In July 2006 he received the ASBDA A.A. Harding Award & Honorary membership to the Women Band Directors in 2007. 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 recently created the Willamette Valley Symphonic Band, a 60-piece honor group of students from Eugene-Springfield area high schools. He now travels worldwide as an adjudicator and conductor, most recently to France.

Warmups That Work
Score & Parts (Ab)

Warmups That Work
Score & Parts (Eb)

Warmups That Work
Score & Parts (Bb

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

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


It's All About Passion

What do we Teach?

Paul Kassulke is the Director of Operations for the American Band College and Western International Band Clinic, also serving as an Associate Editor for Bandworld Magazine. He served in the Lutheran high schools of Wisconsin and Minnesota for thirty years. He was in the first graduating class of the American Band College (Class of 1994) and joined the staff as a graduate assistant in 1999. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2007 and now works full time with WIBC, Inc. He is the WIBC Honor Band Chairman. He is the father of eight grown children and the grandfather of nine. He continues to serve as organist and choir director at his church in Medford.

Frank B. Wickes (Carruth Alumni Professor and Director of Bands) has served as Director of Bands at Louisiana State University since 1980. Wickes holds the rank of full professor in the College of Music and Dramatic Arts. He received degrees from the University of Delaware and the University of Michigan.n 2008, Wickes was elected to the National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors. Additional honors include the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Medal in 1996, the Phi Beta Mu National Bandmaster of the Year in 1998, the Presidency of the National Band Association (1988-1990), the Southern Division Presidency of CBDNA (1988-1990), and the Presidency of the American Bandmasters Association (1997-1998). In November of 2009 he was elected to the Louisiana Music Educators Hall of Fame.

Paul Kassulke • Associate Editor
Director of Operations • ABC/Bandworld/WIBC

Frank Wickes, Conductor
Louisiana state University

Ryan Simpson is a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and holds a masters degree from Baker University of Baldwin City, Kansas. He has taught at various middle and high schools in and around the Topeka area. He helps to run a very successful jazz workshop for middle and high school students in connection with Washburn University. An active family man he continues to play in a band and serves as the praise band leader at First Southern Baptist Church.


Dr. Lynn Cooper retired in 2007 as Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Music at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. He conducted the Concert Band and taught courses in conducting and instrumental music education. Prior to his 1985 appointment at Asbury College, he taught in the public schools of Michigan for 19 years. Dr. Cooper is an active adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor, and author. His textbook for college instrumental methods courses, Teaching Band and Orchestra, was published by GIA Publications in 2004 and has become the standard textbook for that course. Dr. Lynn Cooper received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from The University of Michigan, and his Doctor of Education from the University of Kentucky.

Ryan Simpson
Seaman Middle and High School Director

Lynn Cooper, Director
Asbury College (Retired)

Samantha Blake is in her first year as Instrumental Music Director at Moorpark High School. A 1991 graduate of Royal High School, Ms. Blake earned her degree in Saxophone Performance from California State University, Northridge in 1996 where she studied under studio wind musician Bill Calkins, orchestrator/saxophonist Ladd McIntosh, jazz saxophonist Philip Vieux, professors Gary Pratt, and Matt Harris, among others. Currently, she plays frequently with several local ensembles and is the lead tenor saxophonist in the Lane 29 Orchestra under the direction of Mike Gangemi.
Ms. Blake earned her Masters in Music Education with an emphasis on conducting from the American Band College of Southern Oregon University in 2009. While attending, she had the honor of performing under the batons of David Holsinger, Jan Van der Roost, Lowell Graham, Anthony Maiello, and Frank Wickes, and alongside guest artists Patrick Sheridan, Harry Watters, Jim Walker, and the US Army Herald Trumpets, to name a few.

Tim Lautzenheiser is a well-known name in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, conductor, consultant, and, above all, a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence. His career involves ten years of successful college band directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University. During this time Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in all areas of the instrumental and vocal field.

Following three years in the music industry, he created Attitude Concepts, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for workshops, seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training. He presently holds the Earl Dunn Distinguished Lecturer position at Ball State University. Tim also is the Executive Director of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc.


Samantha Blake • Simi Valley, CA
ABC Graduate 2009

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Attitude Concepts For Today

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.
Angela Johnson is a 2008 graduate of the American Band College. She is currently the BAnd DIrector at Wren Middle School in Anderson, South Carolina. The project featured in this issue was her third year project used for tying music literature across the curriculum into all other areas of academic study.

Literature Across the Curriculum Part 4




Ira Novoselsky, MusiClips Editor
Collector & Band Literature Expert (Chicago)
Angela Johnson • Anderson, South Carolina
ABC Graduate 2008
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