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Al Castronovo
Al Castronovo




Al Castronovo (March 17, 1937-June 15, 1986) was a pioneer as a competitive marching band director in Indiana, arriving at Chesterton High School, Ind., in 1973. His Chesterton High School “Trojan Guard” won seven state championships and was very active in the early days of Bands of America, winning the Bands of America national championship in 1981. He later served as executive director of Festival of States in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Castronovo received a bachelor’s of music education from Vandercook College of Music and a master’s in music education from Indiana State University.