John F. Edmunds

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John F. Edmunds began arranging music as a high school student, when he found that commercially available arrangements were not suitable for his band of non-standard instrumentation. After college and a stint as a US Navy bandsman, John became a college professor, first as assistant director of bands at the University of Texas and later at LSU in Baton Rouge, while arranging and composing for those schools’ bands. Among his most noted works are “Britannia” and “March of the Longhorns,” the latter composed originally for President Lyndon Johnson’s inaugural ceremony in 1965. Over the years John’s music has been published by such companies as Carl Fischer, Big 3, Warner Bros., Southern Music, and most recently by Alfred Music.

Interview Date:
April 30, 2011
Job Title:
Composer