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Mark H. Hindsley was Director of Bands at the University of Illinois.  Known worldwide as a transcriber of historical masterpieces.

Mark H. Hindsley was Director of Bands at the University of Illinois. Known worldwide as a transcriber of historical masterpieces.

John P. Paynter was Director of Bands at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.  An accomplished conductor, composer and arranger.

Paynter was Director of Bands at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. An accomplished conductor, composer and arranger.

Frederick C. Ebbs was Director of Bands at Indiana University and the University of Iowa.

Frederick C. Ebbs was Director of Bands at Indiana University and the University of Iowa.

Jiangqing Jiang Qing was the wife of Mao Tse-tung, the Communist dictator of China. Through clever maneuvering, she managed to reach the highest position of power within the communist party (short of being President). It is believed that she was the main driving force behind China’s Cultural Revolution (of which she was the deputy director). During the Cultural Revolution, much economic activity was halted, and countless ancient buildings, artifacts, antiques, books and paintings were…

Jiangqing Jiang Qing was the wife of Mao Tse-tung, the Communist dictator of China. Through clever maneuvering, she managed to reach the highest position of power within the communist party (short of being President). It is believed that she was the main driving force behind China’s Cultural Revolution (of which she was the deputy director). During the Cultural Revolution, much economic activity was halted, and countless ancient buildings, artifacts, antiques, books and paintings were…

William D. Revelli was Director of Bands at the University of Michigan.  Known world-wide as a guest conductor, clinician, and author.

William J. Moody began his career as a public school band director. In subsequent years, he served as Director of Bands at the University of Southern Mississippi, University of Texas at Austin and the University of South Carolina.

Albert Austin Harding was the Director of Bands at the University of Illinois.  He is considered the father of the American college band.

Albert Austin Harding was the Director of Bands at the University of Illinois. He is considered the father of the American college band.

Paula Crider retired from the University of Texas in 1999 where she served as director of the renown University of Texas Longhorn Band.

Paula Crider retired from the University of Texas in 1999 where she served as director of the renown University of Texas Longhorn Band.

Dr. Harry Begian served as Director of Bands at University of Illinois from 1970 until his retirement in 1984.

Harry Begian served as Director of Bands at University of Illinois from 1970 until his retirement in

Charles Siringo - He "rid the Chisholm trail" driving 2,000 head of cattle from Austin to Kansas, knew old Tascosa when it was home to raucous saloons, red Light districts, and a fair share of violence; he led a posse of cowboys in pursuit of Billy the Kid, later became a Pinkerton detective. Then he wrote a first hand account about his life that is a recognized true classic of Texas history, called A Texas Cowboy.

Charles Siringo - He "rid the Chisholm trail" driving head of cattle from Austin to Kansas, knew old Tascosa when it was home to raucous saloons, red Light districts, and a fair share of violence; he led a posse of cowboys in pursuit of Billy the Ki

William P. Foster was Conductor and Founder of the FAMU Marching “100” Band and Symphonic Bands.  Past Director of McDonald’s All-American High School Band.

William P. Foster was Conductor and Founder of the FAMU Marching Band and Symphonic Bands. Past Director of McDonald’s All-American High School Band.

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