Instruments: Conductor, Educator
Date of Birth: December 12, 1936
Place of Birth: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Dr. Ted Galloway attended Holt High School graduating in 1955. He attended the University of Alabama where he earned his B.S. Degree in 1959; His M.A. Degree in 1963; and the Ed. D. Degree in 1985.

His first position as band director was at McAdory High School, McCalla, Alabama, in the Jefferson County School System. In 1962, Dr. Galloway moved to W. A. Berry High School, Birmingham, Alabama and served as the new school's first band director. He started the band program in 1970 at Vestavia Hills High School, Birmingham, Alabama, when the new school system was formed and directed the marching band, and jazz band until his retirement in 1990.

His marching, concert and jazz bands consistently received superior ratings at state, regional and national festivals, including receiving "Best in Class" at many festivals. His bands have performed at the Music Educators National Conference and the National Band Association Convention, as well as other National and regional events.

Dr. Galloway has served as President of the Alabama Bandmasters Association and two terms as President of the Alabama Chapter of IAJE. He is a member of the Rho Chapter of the national band honorary fraternity Phi Beta Mu. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988 and named "Outstanding Music Educator of the Year" in 1991 by the Alabama Music Educators Association. He has been a guest conductor, adjucator and clinician throughout the Southeast United States and Western Europe.

He organized the first Alabama Lions All-Star High School Marching Band in 1980 for the Lions International Convention. He is a past President of Vestavia Hills Lions Club. Dr. Galloway was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Alabama Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1991.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

 

Theodore C. "Ted" Galloway (born December 12, 1936 in Tuscaloosa - died December 19, 2009 in Vestavia Hills) was band director at McAdory High School, Berry High School and Vestavia Hills High School.

Galloway graduated from Holt High School in 1955 and earned his bachelor of science at the University of Alabama in 1959. He began his career at McAdory while completing his master of arts at Alabama (1963). In 1962 he was hired as the first band director for Hoover's Berry High School, then he founded the band program at Vestavia Hills in 1970. He went on to author an instructional book on jazz improvisation and completed a doctorate in education from the University in 1985.

Galloway's bands consistently excelled in competitions and state, regional and national festivals. His jazz bands were especially well-regarded. He frequently served as judge, clinician or conductor for Southeast US and European jazz programs. He organized the Alabama Lions All-Star High School Marching Band for the 1980 Lions International Convention. He served as president of the Alabama Bandmasters Association and was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Phi Beta Mu Alabama Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1991.

Galloway retired in 1990 and was subsequently honored as "Outstanding Music Educator of the Year" by the Alabama Music Educators Association.

Galloway died in December 2009 after a long bout with cancer.

Publications: Galloway, Ted (1984) Basic Jazz Improvisation: B-Flat Book. Alfred Publishing Company. ISBN 0757929397

Source: http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Ted_C._Galloway

 

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