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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

July 19, 2011

Memorial service for longtime music faculty member Ward Rounds July 30

In this photo taken during the early 1980s, C. Ward Rounds is pictured with his wife, Liz.

In this photo taken during the early 1980s, C. Ward Rounds is pictured with his wife, Liz.

MARYVILLE, Mo. - C. Ward Rounds, who served in Northwest Missouri State University's Department of Music for 25 years and directed the Bearcat Marching Band, will be remembered during a memorial service Saturday, July 30.

The service will be 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Maryville. Rounds died March 7 at the age of 90.

Rounds, who joined the Northwest faculty in 1960, was an instructor of brass and percussion as well as director of bands. In 1963, he established the Northwest summer music camps program, which has since become an institution.

He and his wife, Liz, performed on faculty recitals on a regular basis, in addition to providing music for special occasions at their church.

Rounds taught at Northwest until his retirement in 1985, but he continued to give private lessons for another 20 years in addition to repairing horns for several area schools.  

He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Fegan; his sons, Theodore and Joseph Rounds; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

For more information contact Brenda Mullins in the Department of Music at 660.562.1315.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468