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Background Information

Employment History

Board Member
Montgomery Symphony

Vice President and President
Alabama Bandmasters Association

President
Alabama Bandmasters Association

President of the Rho Chapter
Phi Beta Mu

President and Vice President
Alabama Music Educators Association

Tech II, Security
Auburn University

Teacher
Auburn University

Governing Board
National Band Association

Affiliations

Board Member
Capitol Sounds Concert Band

Board Member
13thAir Force Show Band

Member
Phi Beta Mu

Member
Alabama Music Educators Association

Member
National Band Association

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Past Presidents

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Truman Welch

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G. Truman Welch organized the Elmore County High School Band, combining students from Wetumpka and Eclectic. He directed this band for 26 years. The Elmore County Band was consistently rated Superior at the Alabama Bandmasters Association State Competition Festival and first place winner of the Virginia Beach Festival. The band was selected to play at the Midwest Clinic (Chicago) in 1965, the All-South Clinic at Jekyl Island (Georgia) in 1969, the Lion's International in 1959 (New York, and 1960 (Chicago), and the Southern Division of MENC (Mobile) in 1969.
During World War II, Mr. Welch was director of the 13thAir Force Show Band. He taught woodwinds at the Auburn University and University of Alabama music camps, and taught at Troy State University, Auburn University, and Huntington College. He played professionally for many years in both symphonies and dance bands and was a member of the board of directors of the Montgomery Symphony. For over a decade, he was director of the Capitol Sounds Concert Band, an adult community band located in Montgomery.
Mr. Welch and Edd Jones originated and organized the Studio Lab Band movement. He also organized the first annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic at Troy State University in 1974. He was recruited by Yamaha Musical Instrument Company to serve as their flute clinician throughout the Southeast. Mr. Welch was elected Mayor of Wetumpka in 1980.
Mr. Welch was president of the Alabama Bandmasters Association, president of the Rho Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, and served on the governing board of the National Band Association. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1978.


Hall of fame

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G. Truman Welch served as Vice-President and President of the Alabama Bandmasters Association, President and Vice-President of the Alabama Music Educators Association, and one term on the governing board of the National Band Association. He also served as President of the Alabama chapter of Phi Beta Mu. Mr. Welch taught woodwinds at Auburn and Alabama music camps, at Auburn University and at Huntington College. He played professionally for years in both symphonies and dance bands and was a member of the board of directors of the Montgomery Symphony for several years. In 1967, Mr. Welch was presented the Birmingham News Post "Herald Award" for 25 years of outstanding service to the youth of Alabama.

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During World War II, Welch was director of the 13th Air Force Show Band. He was a member of Phi Beta Mu, National Band Association, American School Band Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, and the Alabama Music Educators Association. Mr. Welch organized the Elmore County High School Band of Wetumpka and Eclectic, Alabama. He directed this band for 26 years. During this time, the Elmore County Band was a consistent winner at state contests and first place winner of the Virginia Beach Festival. The band was also selected to play at the Midwest National Clinic in Chicago in 1965, the All-South Clinic at Jekyl Island, Georgia in 1969, the Lion's International in New York in 1959 and in Chicago in 1960, and the Southern Division of NAfME in Mobile in 1969. Mr. Welch and Edd Jones originated and organized the Studio Lab Band movement. He also organized the first annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic, which was held at Troy State University in January of 1974. He served as Executive Secretary of this organization. Mr. Welch was the flute clinician for Yamaha Musical Instrument Company throughout the Southeast, and was in great demand as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the country. He served as Woodwind Instructor at Troy State University, and was the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Coordinator of Instrumental Music. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1978. He was elected mayor of Wetumpka in July 1980. Mr. Welch was the originator of the very popular Flute-A-Rama series. In his later years, Mr. Welch organized his own clinician service and woodwind studio, and conducted the Montgomery Civic Band.


Hall of fame

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G. Truman Welch has served as Vice-President and President of the Alabama Bandmasters Association, President and Vice-President of the Alabama Music Educators Association, and served one term on the governing board of the National Band Association.He has served as President of the Alabama chapter of Phi Beta Mu.Mr. Welch has taught woodwinds at Auburn and Alabama music camps, and at Auburn University and Huntington College.He has played professionally for years in both symphonies and dance bands and was a member of the board of directors of the Montgomery Symphony for several years.Mr. Welch was presented the Birmingham News Post Herald Award for 25 years of outstanding service to the youth of Alabama in 1967.

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During World War II, Welch was director of the 13th Air Force Show Band.He is a member of Phi Beta Mu, National Band Association, American School Band Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, and the Alabama Music Educators Association.Mr. Welch organized the Elmore County High School Band of Wetumpka and Eclectic, Alabama.He directed this band for 26 years.During this time, the Elmore County Band was a consistent winner at state contests and first place winner of the Virginia Beach Festival.The band was also selected to play at the Midwest National Clinic in Chicago in 1965, the All-South Clinic at Jekyl Island, Georgia, in 1969, the Lion's International in New York in 1959, in Chicago in 1960, and the Southern Division of MENC in Mobile in 1969.Mr. Welch and Edd Jones originated and organized the Studio Lab Band movement.He also organized the first annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic, which was held at Troy State University in January of 1974.He served as Executive Secretary of this organization.Mr. Welch is presently the flute clinician for Yamaha Musical Instrument Company throughout the Southeast, and is in great demand as guest conductor and clinician throughout the country.He served as Woodwind Instructor at Troy State University, and was the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Coordinator of Instrumental Music.He was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1978.He was elected mayor of Wetumpka in July 1980.Mr. Welch was the originator of the very popular Flute-A-Rama series.At present, Mr. Welch has his own clinician service, woodwind studio, and is Retired Director of the 68 piece Montgomery Civic Band.He is in great demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, piccolo, flute, and saxophone clinician.


G. Truman WelchFormer ...

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G. Truman WelchFormer Director334-567-5382104 S. PineWetumpka, AL 36092

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