Charleton L. Stewart

(d. 1985)

Induction: 1983

Director of the Mason City (Iowa) High School Band, the first high school band to broadcast over a national radio network. Famous for his method books for trumpet and band transcriptions. Known nationally as an innovatorof high school band and for his encouragement to new bands. Conducted the first Iowa All-State Music Festival. Received the Edwin Franko Goldman Award from the American School Band Directors Association. Past president of the American Bandmasters Association.