National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors

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The Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors was established on the campus of what was then known as Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, by the National Band Association in 1979. The Hall of Fame contains the picture and biographies of band directors who have distinguished themselves is some way or who have made significant contributions to the field of band directing, conducting, or leadership.[1]

The Facility[edit]

The facility, eventually declared the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor, was built to house the hall of fame.[2] The hall is named for chancellors Jack Hawkins, Jr., Ralph Wyatt Adams, and founder of the Sound of the South, John M. Long. The hall is located adjacent to the building that houses the band program, John M. Long Hall. The facility is designed to allow for use by student music recitals, organizational music programs, and a regular weekly music recital, held every Wednesday.

Nomination to the Hall of Fame is open to any person who has distinguished themselves in the fields of band and music who have reached the age of 65. This includes those who have already died and would receive the award posthumously.

First Inductions[edit]

The induction of the first class of directors took place on February 2, 1980. At that time the following individuals were posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame:[1]

The second class that was inducted was the first class made up of living band conductors. The ceremony took place on January 31, 1981 at the Hall of Fame. Inducted were:

Other Inductions[edit]



February 3, 1990

February 1, 1992

February 5, 1994

February 3, 1996

February 6, 1999


February 3, 2001

February 1, 2003

February 7, 2004

February 4, 2006

February 2, 2008


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