James Neilson

(d. 1985)

Induction: January 31, 1981

Famous conductor of band and chorus.  Former Director of the Oklahoma City University Band.  Known for his many magazine articles on band.  Served as Education Director of the LeBlanc Corporation.  Nationally known as a clinician and conductor.  Nationally known speaker who encouraged many famous composers to write for band.  Past President and Honorary Life Member of the College Band Directors National Association.  Past President of the National Band Association.