John Edmondson and Anne McGinty worked together at Charles Hansen Publishing, where they met. Together they freelanced as composers and arrangers until they decided to form their own firm, which they called Queenwood Publications. They built a solid catalog within the company, which was well-known for educational materials for band as well as individual instruments. After Queenwood was sold to the Neil A. Kjos Company, John continued to compose and arrange for a number of important projects including the “Discovery Band” series and “Jazz Warm-Ups” both published by Hal Leonard. John passed away on December 30, 2016.