W. Dwight McCaughey
William Dwight McCaughey (1 October 1878, Harrison Township, Ohio – 9 April 1967, Los Angeles, Calif.) was an American composer and conductor.
Not much is known about this composer. He began his music career in the Los Angeles, California, area. He then was active in the Seattle, Washington area. In 1906, he moved to Wenatchee, Washington, and led the military band there. In 1909, he returned to the Los Angeles area and continued his activities as a musician and composer.
As a composer he wrote a number of works for concert band, the most popular being Alda Overture.
Works for Winds
- Alda Overture (1909)
- Blue and Gold Overture
- Fortuna Overture (1953)
- Mount Royal March (1939)
- Porter’s Catalina Band March (arr. Rhea) (1909/2017)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "W. Dwight McCaughey." Accessed 21 May 2020
- W. Dwight McCaughey, Wikipedia Accessed 21 May 2020