Inducted in 1981
Elmer L. Snell was born in Windon in 1913 and served
music education in the State of Kansas for thirty-eight
years. He has a bachelor's degree from Sterling College
and did graduate work at Fort Hays State University,
Kansas State University, and Emporia State University.
He spent three years in the Army Air Corps. Snell began
teaching in Alden, and then spent three years in Sylvan
Grove. For twenty-two years, he taught band and choral
music in the Larned public schools. He was active in
community work in Larned and served the KMEA as
state choral chair. He also belonged to KBA, the MENC,
KNEA, and Phi Beta Mu.