Inducted in 1994
Gary Fletcher is a native of Kansas and attended
Wichita Public Schools. He received the BME and
MME from Wichita State University. Fletcher was
assistant director of the Sixth Armored Division Band in
the Army. He then played horn with the Virginia
Symphony Orchestra. Fletcher taught in Norwich,
Kiowa, and Andover. He taught 19 years in Newton and
played horn with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
Fletcher taught 13 years in Wichita and was director of
bands and orchestras at Pleasant Valley Middle
School. Fletcher conducted the Newton Civic Orchestra
and the Camerata Musica in Wichita. He was a clinician
and host-educator for the MENC-Ford Foundation
Contemporary Music Project, and his bands and
orchestras have performed for KMEA conventions.
Fletcher was active as a published composer of string
music and jazz compositions.