Frank Nicolo Mancini

(1886 - 1964)

Induction: February 5, 1994

Director of Bands from San Joaquin Valley Schools in Modesto, California.  Featured clarinet soloist with the Sousa Band, the Pat Conway Band, the Tavius Exposition Band of Chicago, the Weber Band of Boston, and other famous American bands.  First clarinetist with the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra, Lombardi Grand Opera Company, Western Metropolitan Grand Opera Company, and the Golden Gate Park Band.  Served as Director of Bands for the first California MENC Western Conference Band and the Alameda Symphony Orchestra.