Al G. Wright

June 23, 1916

Induction: February 8, 1986

Director Emeritus and Distinguished Conductor at Purdue University.  First President and Co-Founder of the National Band Association and Organizer of the National Hall of Fame.  Recipient of the National Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Award and the AWAPA award.  Chairman of the Board of the Sousa Foundation and recipient of the Sudler Gold Medal.  Author of several books and many articles on the American band.  Listed in Who’s Who in America.  Past President of the American Bandmasters Association and the National Interscholastic Music Commission.