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M. Max McKee
ABC Organization
Editor of Bandworld Magazine and co- founder of Western International Band Clinic, he is Professor Emeritus of Music at Southern Oregon University where he served as Director of Bands from 1967
to 1994. He is founder and Executive Director of The American Band College masters degree program.
He also continues as a Western International Band Clinic Board mem- ber, has served on the Oregon Arts Commission, and is a member of the Sousa Foundation Board of Directors.
He received the NBA Citation of Excellence and is a two-time recipient of the Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Certificate of Merit. In 1999, he was inducted into the Northwest Bandmasters Association and received the Sousa Foundation’s highest award, The Medal of Honor. He is a 1981 elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, host- ed its 1988 national convention in Ashland and served on its Board of Directors from 2000-2002. Max was also presented the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic’s Music Industry Award, the A.A. Harding Award by the ASBDA and the World
of Music Award from the Women Band Directors International.
Cover photo: Taiko drums 2014, Gabriel, Shew, Doc in 2013 Frank Ticheli in 2011
Scott McKee
ABC Organization
A Western International Band Clinic staff member since 1990, Scott assumed the full-time position of Managing Director of the American Band College and Organizing Chairman for Western International Band Clinic in 2002. He holds a bachelors degree in music educa- tion from Southern Oregon University and a master’s degree through the American Band College (1998).
He taught many years in the public schools of Oregon (Scappoose and Springfield), where the concert bands received superior ratings at each performance. In his cur- rent position, Scott is Managing Director of Western International Band Clinic and the American Band College. He is also a full-time employee of Sam Houston State University, which hosts the ABC program.
In 2004, he was elected Associate Member of the American Bandmasters Association and is active on the Associates Committee as its Vice-Chair. He currently works annually with the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program, a cooperative endeav- or that brings top students in Australia to Seattle for WIBC and the most outstand- ing Western International Band Clinic students to Australia.
Paul Kassulke
ABC Organization
A member of the first graduating class of The American Band College in 1994, Paul assumed a full time position with Western International Band Clinic, Inc. in 2007 and is employed through Sam Houston State University of Huntsville, Texas.
He has served as band and choir director of Lutheran Schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota for 30 years. He earned a B.S. in Education from Dr. Martin Lutheran College of New Ulm, MN and his masters degree from the American Band College program of Southern Oregon University.
He is currently Director of Operations for the American Band College, Bandworld Magazine and Western International Band Clinic. Paul has been a member of the ABC Grad staff since 1999 and the WIBC operation staff since 2000. He is also the supervisor of the four 150-mem- ber Honor Bands of WIBC that are select- ed from nearly 1000 auditions.
For the July 4th concert, Paul organizes and conducts our annual Presentation
of the Flags ceremony featuring a grand procession of more than 50 flags repre- senting the states, countries and military service branches attending ABC.
ABC 2015 ConCerts:
7:30 p.m. June 25 CrAteriAn, medford 8:00 p.m. July 4 AHs stAdium, AsHlAnd

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