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Albert Oliver Davis

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Albert Oliver Davis (1920, Cleveland, Ohio - 2005) held degrees from Arizona State University and did additional studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University.

A former music educator, he arranged for the Arizona State Marching Band, the Air Force North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Band, and the Ohio State University Marching Band. Davis wrote numerous musical comedies, band arrangements, and original band compositions during his career. He was one of the developers of the First Division Band Method, used widely in public schools since 1963. There are over 400 works in print under his own name and the pseudonym Eric Hanson.

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