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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

Push Buttons & Blow?

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Jessica is a graduate of Central Michigan University. She went on to earn her Masters Degree from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University.
Currently, she is the Director of Bands at Mancelona High School in Mancelona, Michigan. As an oboe player, Jessica plays with a local chamber orchestra, 2 community bands, and teaches private lessons from her home.
Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim, running, and watching NASCAR.

In 1968, Don Caneva was hired as the first band director at an Arlington Heights, Ill., high school and established a first-rate music program. Under his direction, the Hersey High School Band won many awards and was the first Illinois band in 50 years to march in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena.

In 1976, he became one of the youngest band directors elected to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He served on the group's international relations and enrichment committees and as chairman of the ABA Foundation, which funds music education programs.

Mr. Caneva moved to San Diego in 1978 to become band music editor for the Kjos Music Publishing Co. He later started a business coordinating competitive music festivals for junior and senior high school bands, orchestras and choirs throughout the United States.

He missed conducting, however, and in 1987 he became director of the Coastal Communities Concert Band, a group of adult volunteer musicians.
Under Mr. Caneva's leadership, the band grew from 30 members to about 80 and won several awards, including the Sudler Silver Scroll Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation and the Gold Prize at the International Alpine Music Festival in Switzerland.


Jessica Tippett, Michigan
ABC Graduate 2014

Don Caneva
Coastal Communities Concert Band (deceased)

Scott MacLennan is the Fine Arts Department Head and Music Director at Lord Byng Secondary School in Vancouver, B.C. where he has been teaching for twelve years. He has taught in the Vancouver School District for 18 years. Both his Bachelor’s of Music (’88) and his Bachelor’s of Education (’90) were done at the University of British Columbia. Scott has been deeply interested in conducting throughout his musical career and has been involved with master classes given by Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Clyde Mitchell, and he takes conducting lessons with Ken Hsieh (former assistant conductor of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra).

In July 2007, Scott participated in the International Saito Workshop held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and studied extensively with Morihiro Okabe, Wayne Toews and Ken Hsieh

Scott was the co-chair of the BC Music Educator’s Association’s Conference (Pulse 2006) in October 2006 and is an executive member of the Vancouver School Music Teachers’ Association. In 2006, Scott was hired by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to edit and draft curriculum for their VSO Connects (Secondary) program. He continues to work with the VSO on this program and is creating a new program to be announced in September 2008.


Carl Chevallard, Lt. Colonel, United States Air Force, became the commander and conductor of The USAF Band of the Rockies in 1998. (The band was reestablished as The USAF Academy Band in 2003). Between 1988 and 1998, he commanded Air Force bands in California and Alaska. His Air Force career began in 1983 as assistant conductor of The USAF Band, Washington, D.C. While there, he also served as Director, Chamber Players and Audio Productions, and Officer in Charge, The USAF Ceremonial Brass.

Originally from Ohio, Chevallard grew up in musically rich environment. He studied violin and voice at an early age and later earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in music from the University of Iowa. His teaching career began in 1972 as Director of Instrumental Music at the Walnut Township Schools in Millersport, Ohio, and advanced to faculty positions at Iowa Wesleyan College, Michigan State University, and San Jose State University.

An active creator, Chevallard has produced over 70 compact disc recordings (including America’s first military band compact disc); inaugural Air Force segments for National Public Radio’s series The Greatest Bands in the Land; a comprehensive radio history called All About Bands, and ten television productions including Sousa! For the American Forces Radio & Television Service and A String of Pearls: Major Glenn Miller, the Army Air Force Years for PBS. His articles have appeared in Band World, The Instrumentalist, Chamber Music America, and

Always a teacher, Chevallard has been recognized for leadership in the Arts by the Department of Defense Dependent’s Schools, the California Music Educators Association, and many others. In 1993, he received an award for “Conspicuous Creativity” from the Disney Corporation.

Scott MacLennan
ABC Graduate 2010

Col. Carl Chevallard
USAF Commander/Conductor (retired)

Tuning Chorales


Aaron Cole received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota in 2008. He studied trumpet under Dr. David Baldwin and conducting under professors Jerry Luckhardt and Craig Kirchhoff. He taught 6-12 band in the Osseo-Fairchild School District in Osseo, WI for 2 years, 8-12 band in Byron, MN, and he currently teaches 9-12 band in Rochester, MN at Mayo High School.

The chorales presented here were part of his third year Practical Application Project.

Alan Keown has been a percussion teacher and arranger in the Pacific Northwest for over 32 years. He spent many of those years as a drumset and orchestral performer as well as marching percussion specialist at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and various high school programs.

He has been involved with Ted Turner's Goodwill Games Ceremonies as well as the competitive tour sponsored by Drum Corps International and is very active in the winter drumline activity.

Alan is a clinician for Yamaha drums, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals and the founder of the Alan Keown Marching Percussion Camp, currently held in Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Keown publishes marching band music with Matrix Publishing Company, concert percussion literature with Alfred Publishing and Tapspace Publications and indoor drumline shows with Marching Show Concepts.

Visual Percussion


Aaron Cole
ABC Graduate 2016

Alan Keown
Alan Keown Marching Percussion Camp Founder


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.

Paul Kassulke taught in the Lutheran elementary and high schools of Wisconsin and Minnesota for thirty-one years. He earned his BS in Elementary Education from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and his masters from the American Band College. He was one of the first-class of graduates from ABC in 1994.
In 2007 Kassulke moved to Oregon to take a full-time position with WIBC, Inc. He is the ABC Director of Operations, Honor Band Chairman for WIBC and an associate editor with Bandworld Magazine.


What's Changed

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

Paul Kassulke
Director of Operations, American Band College
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