Archie R. McAllister

(1883-1944)

Induction: February 2, 1980

Director of the Joliet (Illinois) Township High School Band.  He won many national and contests with his high school band, which is still considered a role model for high school bands in America.  While at Joliet, his band was generally considered to be the finest high school band in the United States.  The American Legion Band in Joliet is named “The Archie R. McAllister” American Legion Band.  First President of the National School Band Association.