Inducted in 2000
Joe Graves graduated from Kiowa High School and
holds Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern State
College in Alva, Oklahoma and Master of Music
Education degree from Wichita State University. He did
additional graduate work at the University of Kansas,
Emporia State College, and Kansas State University.
Joe taught 40 years total in Preston, Partridge,
Ulysses, and Buhler, Kansas. He has served as band
chairman and president of KMEA District VI. Mr. Graves
is also a member of ASBDA, KBA, and Phi Beta Mu.
He has been active in Hutchinson Community Concert
Association, Hutchinson Municipal Band, Kansas
Winds, Fort Hays High Plains Band Camp, and church
music at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
Joe has presented numerous clinics and workshops at
professional meetings and was named District VI
Outstanding Elementary Teacher by KMEA in 1997-1998.