Dan Peterson Elected to Missouri Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame


Truman Director of Bands Dan Peterson was elected to the Missouri Bandmasters Association (MBA) Hall of Fame in June 2008.
Peterson is the 40th band director to be elected to the prestigious MBA Hall of Fame in the span of more than 100 years.

The Missouri Bandmasters Association represents approximately 900 junior high school and elementary school band directors, 750 high school band directors and 35 college band directors in the state of Missouri.

Peterson has been the director of bands at Truman for 30 years. Under his baton, the University’s concert band has performed in national and regional conferences on six different occasions for the Music Educators National Association and the College Band Directors National Association, with their most recent performance in March 2008.

Peterson and his band will also perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference in January 2009 for a record ninth time.
Peterson has 19 former graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate students who now hold positions such as director of bands, director of athletic bands, jazz studies director, or professor of percussion at colleges and universities across the nation.

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