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Our Conductors -

  Martha Kramer, Conductor    Martha Kramer, Principal Conductor

    A 1966 graduate of Sapulpa High School, where she was a student of George Brite, Martha Kramer went on to Tulsa University and received a BME in 1970. She served as a band director at several Oklahoma schools, including Morris, Edmond, Sapulpa, and Jenks. She has been a guest clinician for several regional honor bands in Oklahoma, and has served as a solo and ensemble adjudicator at various district contests in Oklahoma for many years.

    Martha has been a member of the Tulsa Community Band for 17 years, and plays the oboe.

  JoAnn Johnson,
                                            Assistant Conductor      JoAnn Johnson, Assistant Conductor

1976 graduate of Quinton High School, JoAnn Johnson attended the University of Tulsa where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education in 1980, and her Master's of Teaching Arts in 1987. She is a 36-year Oklahoma career teacher, having recently retired from Glenpool Public Schools. During her tenure there, the school grew from a Class 2A to Class 5A, and her bands consistently earned Superior ratings at contests. JoAnn remains active as a clinician/consultant for area band programs, and enjoys equesterian trail riding.

Dwight M.
                                          Dailey, Director Emeritus    Dwight M. Dailey - Director, Emeritus

The late Dwight M. Dailey directed the Tulsa Community Band for twenty-five years. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.M.E. and M.M. degree in woodwind instruments. During his thirty-seven year tenure at the University of Tulsa, he directed the TU Band, taught clarinet and saxophone, and founded the TU Jazz Band. In addition, he served as the Principal Clarinetist and Assistant Conductor for the Tulsa Philharmonic for many years.

Paris york,
                                          Assistant Director Emeritus    Paris York - Associate Director, Emeritus

    The late Paris York served as a member of the Third Division Marine Band from 1952 to 1955, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1959 with a Masters Degree in Music Education. He was the Director of the Pride of Broken Arrow Grand National Champion Marching Band for many years, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Band Masters "Hall of Fame" in 1997. His bands consistently received Superior ratings throughout his teaching career. He is the founder and co-owner of The Music Store, Inc., in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In January of 2011, Paris was honored by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association, which bestowed upon him their first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Paris played tenor saxophone and bass clarinet with the Tulsa Community Band, and was our Associate Director for 16 years.


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