Dennis Eveland is a retired Band Director with 35 years of experience. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University, and a Master of Music Education from Vandercook College of Music. He also earned an Educational Administration Certificate from Texas A&M International University.
Mr. Eveland has studied horn with Roger Collins, Ethel Merker, Arden Keen, and John Thompson. He has also studied with Dale F. Hopper, Dennis L. Johnson, Christopher Izzo, Roger Rocco, Dr. Victor Zajec, Bart Ghent, Michael Katterjohn, and Kelly Love to name a few.
Mr. Eveland is a former marching member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Rosemont, Illinois). He also instructed the Geneseo Knights (85-86) and Guardsmen (88). Dennis is an alumni of the Western Illinois University "Leatherneck" Marching Band, directed by legendary Dale F. Hopper.
Mr. Eveland is a very active marching band arranger, as well as a composer. He has either written or arranged over 50 selections for competitive marching bands. His arrangements have earned several bands advance to Area Level of the Texas State Marching Band Competition. For past year, Dennis has studied privately with Wayne R. Downey (former arranger for the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps).
His work, "Four Short Festive Dances", is listed on the Texas UIL PML List. His latest work "Fanfaronade", was performed at the 2019 Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio. This new work was selected as "Editors Choice" by JW Pepper and given high marks by the Instrumentalist Magazine.
Dennis is an adjudicator for US Bands. He is level one graduate of the Judge's Academy. His mentors included Jackie Gilley, Tim Hinton, and Joe Allison.
Dennis and his lovely wife, Felisa, are the proud parents of William and Tamara . They also have a german shepard/rottweiler mix named Lucy.
He is a member of Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Assocation, and American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He has been a past ASCAP Plus award winner several times.