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Linda Gammon
Linda Gammon




Linda J. Gammon (Lake Frederick, Virginia) is the Virginia Winds Academy Junior Band director. Before assuming this position, she directed middle school bands in Fairfax County, VA, for over 30 years. Gammon is a native of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Gammon received her B.S. in Music Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. degree in Conducting from George Mason University.

Under Gammon’s direction, her middle school bands enjoyed state, regional, and national recognition, including four appearances at the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Professional Development Conferences and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (1993) (2000). Gammon and the Robinson Middle School Symphonic Band received the prestigious John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver Cup Award (1997), the highest honor bestowed on a middle school band program. 

Gammon is an active adjudicator, guest conductor, clinician across the country, and an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association (2023). Gammon is a Past President of the VMEA, Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA), and Fairfax County Band Directors Association. Gammon also served as the VMEA State Executive for six years after retirement. Gammon is a recipient of the Women Band Directors International Scroll of Excellence (2003), the Virginia Outstanding Music Educator of the Year Award (2007), and the Fairfax County Band Director of the Year (2014). Gammon was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame (2018) and the VBODA Hall of Fame (2019) and has received the VBODA Phil Fuller Award for her contributions to music education in Virginia (2020). Gammon also has received the James Madison University Dr. Gary K. Ritcher Outstanding Service in Music Education Award (2021) and the VMEA Lifetime Achievement Award (2021).