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Richard Saucedo

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Richard Saucedo


Richard Saucedo (b. 1957) recently retired as Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chairman at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. Under his direction, Carmel bands have received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert, jazz and marching. The Carmel High School Wind Symphony was invited to the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in 1992 and 1999, and was named the Indiana State Champion concert band in 1999. The Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds, having been a consistent National finalist since 1995, was crowned the 2005 Bands of America Grand National Champion. Also in 2005, the Wind Symphony 1 was invited to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The Indiana Bandmasters Association named Mr. Saucedo Indiana's "Bandmaster of the Year" for 1998-99.

The band program at Carmel currently serves 350 instrumentalists in four concert bands, four jazz ensembles, a 200-member marching band, a 140-member pep band, a competitive and non-competitive winter color guard, a competitive winter drumline, three music theory classes, a jazz improvisation class, a music technology class and two percussion classes.

Mr. Saucedo is a freelance arranger and composer, having released numerous marching band arrangements, concert band works and choral compositions. He is currently on the writing staff for Hal Leonard Corporation.

Mr. Saucedo is constantly in demand as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor for concert band, jazz band, marching band, orchestra and show choir. He has served as Music Caption Head for the Drum Corps Midwest Judges Guild and as a brass and music judge for Drum Corps International. Mr. Saucedo is currently brass arranger and music ensemble consultant for the DCI World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois. The Cavaliers will perform a show of original music by Mr. Saucedo during the 2002 Drum Corps International Season.

Mr. Saucedo did his undergraduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington and finished his masters degree at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Works for Winds


  • Richard Saucedo website Accessed 12 September 2017
  • Richard Saucedo, Wikipedia Accessed 12 September 2017
  • Williams, Kraig Alan. "With Each Sunset." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 278-286. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.