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2015 ABA All-State Clinicians Carla Gallahan

Middle School Band

Dr. Carla Gallahan is an Associate Professor of Music Education and

serves as the Assistant Director of the John M. Long School of Music at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. She received the Bachelor of Music Education Degree, Master of Education in Music, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from Auburn University. As a member of the faculty at

Troy University, her

responsibilities include teaching music education courses, instructing the horn studio, and serving as Coordinator for Undergraduate Music Education Internship. Dr. Gallahan is the Executive Director for the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands held at Troy University.

Her teaching background

includes eighteen years experience in the Alabama public schools. Dr. Gallahan is the Recording Secretary for the Alabama Music Educators Association and former chairman of District VI of the Alabama Bandmasters Association. She was selected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Outstanding Young Women of America, has been chosen as Auburn Junior High School Teacher of the Year, Auburn City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year, and has served as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Southeast. Her professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Educators, Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters Association, and Phi Beta Mu.

Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford has served as the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama for the past twenty years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education at Jacksonville State University, his Master of Music in Music Education and Wind Ensemble Conducting degree at East Carolina


University and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting degree from The University of Alabama. Dr. Bodiford is the conductor of the Jacksonville State University Chamber Winds, which is the top performing wind ensemble at the university. This ensemble has performed for regional and national venues such as the Alabama Music Educators Conference and the Bands of America Concert Festival Regionals. The ensemble also performs on campus and throughout the northeast Alabama and

presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.

Richard L. Saucedo White Band

Richard L. Saucedo is currently Director of Bands, Emeritus after retiring from the William

Kenneth Bodiford Blue Band

Georgia regions. Dr. Bodiford is also the director of the internationally known “Marching Southerners.” Under his leadership, The Marching Southerners have grown from approximately 144 members to a membership in excess of 450. They have been included in the Congressional Record of The 111th Congress U.S. House of Representatives for their production, “Of Thee I Sing,” performed in Gubernatorial, and Presidential inaugural parades as well as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and most recently, were chosen to lead the 2012 London New Year’s Day Parade. Dr. Bodiford also served as the Executive Director of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (JSU Spirit) from 2001 until 2007. Under his leadership, the corps consistently ranked among the elite top twelve corps in the nation at the DCI World Championships. As well, he was appointed to the staff of the U.S. Army All American Marching Band that performs at the U.S Army All American Bowl. In addition to his Director of Bands responsibilities, Dr. Bodiford teaches the instrumental conducting courses at the university and maintains a busy national schedule as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor. Most recently, Dr. Bodiford was nominated for the 2013 Music Educator Award

H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. During his 31-year tenure, Carmel bands received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert band, jazz band and marching band. The CHS Wind Symphony performed at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival three times (1992, 1999, and 2004) and was named the Indiana State Champion Concert Band in 1999 and most recently in 2013. The group also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago during December of 2005. The Carmel Jazz Ensembles have won numerous awards at jazz festivals in Indiana and throughout the Midwest.

The Carmel Marching

Greyhounds have finished in the top ten at the Bands of America Grand National Championship for the past 15 years and were named BOA National Champions in the fall of 2005 and again in 2012. The Marching Band has been an Indiana Class A State Champion four times in recent history. The Indiana Bandmasters


named Mr. Saucedo Indiana’s “Bandmaster of the Year” for 1998-99. Mr. Saucedo was recently named the “Outstanding Music Educator” in the state of Indiana for 2010 by Mr. Saucedo travels throughout the country as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor for concert band, jazz band, marching band, and orchestra. He is currently music coordinator as well as the brass composer/arranger for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mr. Saucedo did his undergraduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington and finished his master’s degree at Butler University in Indianapolis. He is also an aviation enthusiast and a

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