Walter Beeler

From Wind Repertory Project
Walter Beeler


Beeler Walter (8 May 1908. Englewood, Colo. – 6 June 1973, Bath, N.Y.) was an American arranger, conductor and pedagogue.

Mr. Beeler studied at the Conway Military Band School from 1926 to 1930. He was a student of composition of Wallingford Riegger.

In 1935 he took over as director of the Ithaca Concert Band, a position he held until his retirement. During his 35-year tenure as conductor of the Ithaca College Concert Band, Walter Beeler ("Mr. Band") premiered a number of new compositions for wind band. His method books, arrangements, and transcriptions for wind band number nearly 200.

The Walter Beeler Memorial Commission Series was established in his honor in 1975 at Ithaca College.

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