Gladys Stone Wright

(b. 1925)

Induction: February 6, 1999

Band director for more than 36 years at the high school level, mainly in Oregon and Indiana.  Known extensively as conductor for tours throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Europe.  Founder of the Women Band Directors National Association. First woman elected to the American Bandmasters Association.  Received the International Golden Rose from the WBDNA and received the Sudler Gold Medal from the Sousa Foundation.