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ABC/WIBC Board of Directors


Max McKee

ABC/Bandworld/WIBC Executive Director

Editor of Bandworld Magazine and co-founder of Western International Band Clinic, he is Professor Emeritus of Music at Southern Oregon Univ. where he served as Director of Bands from 1967 to 1994. He is now Executive Director of The American Band College masters degree program in which over 200 candidates from over 47 states and 8 foreign countries are enrolled.

Max also continues as a WIBC Board member, has served on the Oregon Arts Commission and in 2014 was elected Chairman of the Board of the John Philip Sousa Foundation. 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 Assoc. and received the Sousa Foundation’s highest award, The Medal of Honor.

He is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, hosted 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 WBDI World of Music Award and the A.A. Harding Award by the ASBDA.

Max

maxmckee@bandworld.org
541-840-4888

Scott McKee

ABC/Bandworld/WIBC CEO

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 WIBC in 2002. In 2015, he was appointed as the CEO of Bandworld, ABC and WIBC.

Scott holds a bachelors degree in music education from Southern Oregon University and a master's degree through the American Band College. He taught many years in the public schools of Oregon (Scappoose and Springfield), and is still active as the conductor of the Willamette Valley Honor Band in the Eugene area.

In addition to band adjudication, Scott is busy guest conducting honor groups in the Northwest and Brisbane, Australia at the Griffith Conservatorium of Music. In 2004, he was elected Associate Member of the American Bandmasters Association.

Scott

scottmckee@bandworld.org
541-778-4880

Paul Kassulke

ABC/Bandworld/WIBC Director of Operations

A member of the first graduating class of The American Band College in 1994, Paul assumed a full-time position with ABC/Bandworld/WIBC and moved to Oregon in 2007.

Paul previously served the Lutheran Schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota for 31 years. He has a B.S. in Education from Dr. Martin Luther College and a masters degree from Southern Oregon Univ. He currently serves as the Director of Operations for ABC/Bandworld/WIBC.

Paul has been on staff with ABC from 1999 and WIBC since 2000 and is now the supervisor of the Honor Bands and the liaison to the WIBC guest bands. He has also served as guest conductor for Honor Choir Festivals in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Washington. He continues to run marathons in his spare time and is active as a church musician and choir director.

paulkassulke@bandworld.org
541-778-3161

Ted Burton

ABC/Bandworld/WIBC Technical Director

As a staff member with the American Band College since 2001 and Western International Band Clinic since 2002, Ted came on staff full-time as Technical Director in June of 2015.

Ted holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Cal Poly, Pomona and master’s degree from the American Band College. He recently retired with 32 years in music eduction, having taught elementary through college band and orchestra in California and Oregon. His most recent position was the Director of Bands at Mountain View H.S. in Bend, Oregon.

Ted remains active in the music scene while performing on clarinet with the Central Oregon Symphony, Cascade Winds and the Summit Express Jazz Band. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing in the Caribbean with his wife, Nancy.

Ted

tedburton@bandworld.org
541-815-1125

Mike Bankhead

ABC/WIBC Board Member

Retired Commander & Conductor of the United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C., Colonel Bankhead recently completed his college tenure as the Chairman of the Department of Music at Utah State University.

Prior to this appointment he served as conductor of the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Symphony Orchestra and was the Chairman of the Department of Music at Cal State University (Chico) and Sam Houston State University (Texas). He has also been active in extensive development of international music events and appears frequently as a guest conductor and clinician. He is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.

In addition to appearances at Western International Band Clinic, he serves as an American Band College faculty member of the Sam Houston State University masters degree program in Ashland, Oregon where he conducts the Directors' Bands for guest soloists.

Mike

Tim Lautzenheiser

ABC/WIBC Board

Well-known in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, and clinician, Dr. Tim’s career as a band director includes ten years of university teaching in Michigan, Missouri, and New Mexico. He served three years as Executive Director of Marching Bands of America and is President of Attitude Concepts for Today.

After thirty-plus years of clinic presentations, some three million students have experienced one of his popular sessions. He is currently the Vice President of Education for the Conn-Selmer Company.

He has served as a member of the Western International Band Clinic Board of Directors since 1985 and presents clinics at the American Band College of Sam Houston State University in Ashland, Oregon. In 2000, he was elected as an Associate Member of the American Bandmasters Association.

Dr. Tim
American Band College