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.
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.
organized the Elmore County High School Band of Wetumpka
and Eclectic, Alabama.
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.
and Edd Jones originated and organized the Studio Lab Band movement.
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.
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.
later years, Mr. Welch
own clinician service and woodwind studio, and conducted the Montgomery Civic Band.