William B Green

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William B. Green


William B. (W.B. "Bill") Green (1907-1977) was an American composer and conductor.

Mr. Green as a young man gave up his job as a bank teller to play clarinet. In 1938he was studying music at the University of Nebraska when Iowa's famous bandleader Karl King came to town to guest conduct a concert. King was so impressed by the young clarinetists that he invited Green to play in the Fort Dodge Municipal Band.

Bill Green earned his BA in music from Buena Vista College and a master's from the University of South Dakota in 1950.

He published several marches in his career, most notably La Roquina and Trumpets Up.

Green director of the Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, Iowa) from 1950 to 1975, and conductor of the Karl King Band in Fort Dodge, Iowa, from 1971 to 1977.

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