This week your International Board of Directors met on Monday to prepare for the General Assembly meeting on Tuesday. In addition to the normal reports from those meetings, we have several important transitions to share with you:
Mr. David Lambert, our Executive Secretary/Treasurer since 2008, decided to step aside at the end of 2022. David has done an outstanding job and we deeply appreciate the many contributions he has made to our Fraternity. In addition to many accomplishments in his teaching/administrative career, further recognitions include the 2000-2001 Texas Music Administrator of the Year; Outstanding Alumnus from Stephen F. Austin University School of Music (2011); and induction into the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame (2014). David has been very busy in retirement and continues as Executive Secretary for UIL Region 17 in Texas, along with doing clinics, adjudicating, enjoying family plans, and hobbies.
The Executive Committee has named Ms. .June Bearden to the Executive Secretary/Treasurer position beginning January 1, 2023. Mrs. Bearden is an accomplished Texas Band Director who has served on numerous positions in the Texas Band Association. She has been a clinician at TMEA, TBA and a chat room host at Midwest along with being an active adjudicator, clinician, and consultant. Mrs. Bearden has served on the International Board of Directors, leading the very successful Education Outreach program.
We are very pleased to welcome June Bearden as our new Executive Secretary.
Contact June Bearden.
Dr. Dwayne Sagen announced that he is stepping aside as President of the Phi Beta Mu International Board of Directors at our December 2022 meeting.
Dr. Sagen retired following a distinguished career including Director of Bands and Assistant Dean of Admissions at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University for 29 years, and Assistant Band Director at the University of Mississippi from 1972 to 1986.
He has served well and faithfully on the International Board of Directors as both Director and President. We wish Dr. Sagen the very best as he focuses on his family in retirement.
Mr. Keith Rudolph, Phi Beta Mu International Vice-President, has assumed the presidency and will serve from 2023-2025.
Retired after a distinguished 38-year teaching career at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana, Rudolph is active as a clinician, adjudicator and conductor.
A member of Phi Beta Mu for 44 years, he has served as Gamma Chapter President and was Secretary for 11 years. Following two terms on the International Board of Directors, he was elected Vice-President in 2021.
More information and reports from our Midwest meetings will be published in the February 2023 edition of the newsletter.