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Northwest Missouri State University

Band Alumni Chapter

Band Alumni Chapter
Chartered on September 8, 2001

Mark Reinig '74
Gavin Lendt '99, '02
President Elect
Laura Voss '08

Chapter Updates

Spring 2012

On Sunday, March 11, 2012, the Northwest Band Alumni Chapter will be having a joint concert with the Northwest Wind Symphony in Maryville. This concert is honoring Dr. Ernest Woodruff’s retirement and dedication to the Northwest Music Department. 

An invitation to play with the alumni band is being extended to all former members of the symphonic band and wind symphony. The alumni band will be conducted by former director of bands Mr. Alfred E. Sergel III. 

The registration deadline for this event is Saturday, March 3. To sign up, click the following link

Below is a schedule for the day’s activities. For more information about the day’s events, please contact Gavin Lendt at or 785.760.1724.

Rehearsal & Performance Schedule
2 p.m.          Registration, Band Room at Maryville High School, 1503 South Munn Ave., Maryville
3-5 p.m.       Rehearsal, Maryville High School
5- 6:30p.m.  Dinner (on your own)
6:40 p.m.     Arrive at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts
7 p.m.          Concert, Mary Linn Auditorium, Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts



Spring 2011

More than 40 members of the Band Alumni Chapter performed with the Bearcat Marching Band during halftime of the Northwest Homecoming football game in October. The chapter conducted its quarterly meeting in St. Joseph in January and also determined the next Northwest Band Alumni Day will be Saturday, Sept. 10, when the Bearcats play Sioux Falls at 6 p.m. The chapter's primary goal this year is to raise funds through the Northwest Foundation to endow the Ward Rounds Instrumental Music Scholarship in memory of former Northwest band director Ward Rounds, who died in March 2011. Rounds served in the music department from 1960 to 1985 and was the founder of the Northwest Summer Music Camp program. To make a tax-deductible donation, visit For more information, e-mail Stacy Lendt at

 Band Alumni Homecoming 2010

Winter 2006

Band Alumni Day

Carl Kling, director of the Bearcat Marching Band, Bill Williams '76 and Jack
Williams '74, '90 enjoyed 2006 Band Alumni Day.

Scholarship recipient

Bill Williams '76, Band Alumni president, congratulates Matthew Willis, the
recipient of the Al Sergel Band Scholarship.

Alumni Band Day was Sept. 2, and alumni gathered to visit friends and perform with the Bearcat Marching Band. The alumni joined the BMB for pregame and halftime performances. Jack Williams '74, '90 directed the combined bands. Chapter president Bill Williams '76 led the chapter's luncheon at the J.W. Jones Student Union. The Alfred E. Sergel III Scholarship was awarded to Matt Willis, a trumpet player from Grain Valley. The C. Ward Rounds Scholarship is close to endowment. The day ended with a barbecue social with the alumni, BMB seniors and Kappa Kappa Psi seniors. The chapter sends a sincere thank you to Director of Bands Carl Kling. Band alumni also followed the BMB along the Homecoming parade route

Summer 2006

The Band Alumni Chapter held its quarterly meeting in St. Joseph on Feb. 19. The next Northwest Band Alumni Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2, when the Bearcat football team plays Minnesota State-Mankato at 1 p.m. For more information about the Band Alumni Chapter, e-mail


The Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Association is establishing alumni chapters worldwide. Organized by alumni volunteers and supported by the Office of Alumni Relations, these chapters sponsor a variety of activities for alumni to get together socially and stay abreast of news from Northwest Missouri State University.