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Everett Maxwell

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Everett "Doc" Maxwell (1 January 1912, Ennis, Tx. – 29 May 1997) was an American composer, music teacher, arranger and conductor

Maxwell played in the High School Harmony Orchestra until 1929. He also studied chemistry at Abilene Christian College in Abilene and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 1933. From 1934 he worked as a teacher and conductor at public schools in Texas . He left for Anthony in 1936 and worked there as a teacher and conductor. In 1938 he moved again to Lovington and worked there as a music teacher and conductor of the school harmony orchestra. He then studied at Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he obtain his master's in music in 1942 and Ph.D. in 1970.

In 1940 Dr. Maxwell started a program with concert bands in Denver City (Tx.). During the Second World War he worked for General Dynamics in Fort Worth . After the war, in 1946, he left for Cordell in Washita County and again became a teacher and conductor of the school harmony orchestra. In 1947 he moved to Andrews and stayed there for 12 years as a teacher and conductor. In 1959 he left for Lubbock again and taught for a year at Lubbock Christian College. He then worked for nine years in Abernathy. In 1969 he learned again at Lubbock Christian College and stayed there until he finally retired in 1985. Maxwell composed numerous popular marches, the best known of which are Ojo de Águila and March Differente.


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