Band of the Hour

  1. Gary D. Green

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    Professor of Music, Instrumental Performance, and Director of Bands

    Gary Green, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, teaches conducting and serves as the conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble. Formerly the chair of the Department of Instrumental Performance, Green holds a B.M. degree from Boise State University and an M.M. degree from the University of Idaho. He formerly conducted the University of Connecticut's Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, and Marching Band. Green also was director of bands at University High School in Spokane, Washington, one of the most widely respected band programs in the nation. Throughout his career, Green has received numerous honors and awards. His recent conducting activities include events in Florida, Texas, Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, Georgia, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and others. In addition, he has conducted all state, regional, national, and international honor bands.

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  2. Thomas Keck

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    Associate Director of Bands

    Thomas Keck is associate director of bands in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami where he conducts the Symphonic Winds, directs the Frost Band of the Hour, and teaches courses in conducting and music education. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Arizona State University and holds music education degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa. Previously, Keck served as Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at The University of Georgia and the University of New Hampshire. Keck has presented clinics and lecture-recitals at all-state music conventions and the Eastern Division CBDNA Conference. He guest conducted district and regional bands, all-state chamber ensembles, and the 2003 MENC Eastern Division Conference. Recent research by Keck has been published in three volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series published by GIA. Keck served as the New Hampshire State Chairperson for CBDNA and NBA and was Collegiate Coordinator for the NHMEA. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha and is a friend of the arts in Sigma Alpha Iota. As a percussionist, Keck performed with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, I-PAN Steel Groove, and numerous symphonic and improvisatory ensembles.

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Band of the Hour