Marilea Zajec

Marilea Zajec and her husband Victor became the historians for the Midwest Band Clinic and over the years collected and wrote of the importance of the annual events impact on music education around the world. Victor attended the first program in 1946 and Marilea’s first Midwest was as a performer in 1961. Together the couple wrote the 50th anniversary book and promoted the history of the school music programs as often as possible. Victor served on the Midwest board and was also the historian for the American Bandmaster Association before his passing in 2005. Marilea carries on the goals so dear to her husband and has herself played a vital role in the preserving of this rich history.

 

Interview Date:
December 19, 2006
Job Title:
Music Advocate, Historian

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