KMEA Hall of Fame
1975
Frank A. Beach
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1975
Walter J. Duerksen
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1975
E. Thayer Gaston
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1975
Henry Edward Malloy
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1975
Russell L. Wiley
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1976
Albert W. Hodges
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1976
Harold G. Palmer
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1977
Gerald M. Carney
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1977
James L. Kerr
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1977
Kenneth Thompson
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1978
William G. Altimari
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1978
J. Milford Crabb
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1978
Arthur G. Harrell
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1978
N. Voss Napier
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1978
Robert Senner
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1978
Catharine Strouse
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1979
Wayne Snodgrass
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1979
Ross O. Williams
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1980
Howard B. Harms
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1980
F. Robert Hollowell
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1980
Grace V. Wilson
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1981
William H. Beck
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1981
Elmer L. Snell
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1981
Les Sperling
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1982
James Ceasar
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1982
James P. Robertson
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1982
Joseph J. Weigand
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1983
Matt Betton
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1983
Jessie Lillian Clark
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1983
Genevieve F. Hargiss
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1983
Leoti Hall Newland
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1984
Howard Ellis
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1984
Curt Engwicht
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1985
Paul Chilen
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1985
David T. Lawson
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1985
Ralph Wallingford
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1986
J. Abbie Clarke Hogan
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1986
Markwood Holmes
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1986
Herbert C. Richert
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1987
Dale P. Creitz
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1987
August S. Trollman
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1987
Joyce Wentz
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1988
Howard Halgedahl
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1989
Wendell L. Hodges
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1989
Clayton H. Krehbiel
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1989
E. Edwin Moyers
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1990
Lyle Dilley
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1991
Kenneth B. Tebow
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1991
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
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1992
William H. Stoskopf
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1993
Ed Craig
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1993
Forrest Davidson
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1994
Gary Fletcher
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1994
James L. Hardy
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1995
Harold A. Decker
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1995
Marilyn Killian
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1996
Cecil J. Riney
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1996
Norma Jean Seaton
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1996
Dan Zollars
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1997
Donald Corbett
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1997
James S. Ralston
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1998
Larry J. Harris
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1999
Floyd Carl Hedberg
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1999
Robert A. Steinbauer
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2000
Phyllis Glass
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2000
Joe Graves
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2000
Vernon Nicholson
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2001
Harrison Boughton
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2001
Ray Linder
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2001
Rudolf E. Radocy
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2001
David S. Stuewe
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2002
David E. Circle
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2002
Melbern W. Nixon
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2002
Larry R. Williams
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2003
George N. Heller
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2004
Marilyn Foree
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2005
John Albertson
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2005
Edwin E. Bartley
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2005
Vaughn A. Lippoldt
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2006
Dwight Beckham
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2006
Cliff Manning
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2006
Ken Shaheen
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2007
Jacquelyn Dillon-Krass
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2007
Robert Lee
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2009
Gayle McMillen
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2009
Melvin "Bud" Schuette
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2010
Steve E. Eubank
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2010
Kenneth Forsyth
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2010
Robert Foster
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2010
David Gish
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2011
Jack Samuel Ballard
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2011
Suzanne "Sam" Stricklin
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2012
Daniel Commerford
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2012
Marlin Cooper
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2012
Janeal Crabb Krehbiel
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2013
William "Bill" Lilley
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2013
Victor R. Sisk
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2013
David K. Will
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2014
Dana Hamant
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2014
John Huber
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2014
Walter "Bud" Meisel
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2014
Jean Severance Ney
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2015
Ray James
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2015
Arthur Jay Steinberg
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2016
Kathlyn M. Lindberg
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2016
Texanna Ollenberger
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2016
Holly Taylor
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2016
John W. Taylor
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2017
Terry J. Barham
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2017
Elaine Denise Bernstorf
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2017
Patricia Lee Harry
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2017
Marion King Roberts
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2017
John Jay Selzer
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Walter "Bud" Meisel
Inducted in 2014

Walter "Bud" Meisel was a music educator for over 40 years. During Bud's teaching career he was instrumental in growing the band and music programs in each of his venues. His first year in Vilas, Colorado he started the music curriculum in a school that had never had music before. In Dodge City, Lamar, Ulysses, and Concordia, the band programs grew perceptively to the largest enrollments to date. Along with the numbers, the bands grew musically to a level of performance reflected in the quality of literature performed.

While teaching in Colorado he participated in the Colorado Bandmaster Association as a board member for eight years and two years as President (1973-74). He was President of the Arkansas Valley Music Educators five times between 1971 and 1976. He was membership chairman for the Kansas Bandmasters Association in 1990-91 and served as KBA President in 1994-1995. He was President of the South Central District of KMEA in 2003- 2005 and made a tremendous impact on the KMEA state board during that time.

His bands consistently earned 1st place awards in the Arkansas Valley Marching Festivals and performed at the CMEA conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. His bands from Ulysses, Concordia and Goessel participated in the Cavalcade of Music in Colorado Springs several times from 1985 to 1998 receiving very high ratings reflecting a very musical performance. The Concordia band performed at the KMEA In-Service Workshop five times during his tenure and represented Kansas in Washington D.C. at the 1993 Bicentennial Musical Salute to America. When Bud succeeded Jerry Toews in Goessel he continued the high level of musicianship to which Goessel had been accustomed and continued to develop musicians who showed a love for music and its place in their lives. The South Central District of KMEA awarded Bud its Outstanding High School Music Educator in 2005. He was awarded the Outstanding Bandmaster for the Kansas Bandmasters Association in 2008.

Throughout his career he participated in many music festivals as Festival Director, Festival Adjudicator, Guest Conductor, staff member or instructor both in Colorado and Kansas. His adjudicating was highly sought after throughout the state in the areas of marching, concert, and solo/ensembles. In all of his Kansas positions he served on committees and teams working to improve the schools. He was active in community and church activities throughout his life. His love for kids also included coaching T-ball in Ulysses and golf in Concordia. In each community he was very active in the church, serving on Boards of Deacons, Administrative Boards, Finance Boards, and Choirs. He was also active in Lions Clubs, Arts and Humanities Councils, and Community Concert Associations. Bud was a role model for students, colleagues, and friends, demonstrating love for them, as well as music and life. With a keen sense of humor he was able to make most every situation a meaningful experience. His respect for his students, colleagues, family and friends, and his strong spiritual beliefs created relationships that will continue to be remembered.