Bands of America Hall of Fame

Music for All’s Bands of America Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on Bands of America, Music for All, and music education in America. Members represent impeccable character, ethics, and professionalism, and are role models for music education professionals. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held each March during the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis. Members are permanently recognized in the Bands of America Hall of Fame at Music for All’s Indianapolis headquarters.

2020 Inductees

Patrick Burley

Music for All Board of Directors & Treasurer

John Casagrande

(1942-2019) Executive Administrator for the National Band Association

Darrin Davis

Director of Bands, Broken Arrow H.S., OK

Philip Geiger

Director of Bands (ret.), Westfield H.S., TX


Hall of Fame inductees should meet the following criteria: 

  • Have made/had a significant impact on Music for All, music education, and a national impact on America’s band activity 
  • Represent impeccable character, ethics, and professionalism 
  • Be a role model for music education professionals 

Nominees meeting the selection criteria may be submitted to the Hall of Fame Committee.

Candidates for whom the above-referenced criterion is met will be placed on the list of possible nominees eligible for selection. This list will be reviewed by the Hall of Fame Committee annually for selection. The Committee selects inductees, which must be ratified by Music for All’s Board of Directors. 


  • The nominator who plans to sponsor a nominee must compile the following data:
  • A letter detailing the nominee’s qualifications based on the Bands of America Hall of Fame Criteria
  • Three (3) supporting letters from the nominee’s peers and/or colleagues familiar with Music for All’s Hall of Fame criteria

Nominations, including all supporting information, should be submitted together as an email Gary Markham, Senior Educational Consultant, at

All communications concerning the Hall of Fame should be referred to Gary Markham at