Harry L. McAfee

Retired after 37 years of experience as a successful band director in Alabama public schools, Mr. McAfee now serves as the Executive Secretary for the Alabama Bandmaster's Association. His bands always received highest ratings on both the concert stage and the marching field and performed in many prestigious events both in the United States and abroad. Mr. McAfee received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Montevallo and also earned a Master of Science Degree at the University of Illinois placing emphasis on instrumental conducting and band literature. He is retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after 26 years of meritorious service with the 313th Army Band.
Memberships include the Alabama Music Educators, National Association for Music Education, The National Band Association, The International Trumpet Guild, and Phi Beta Mu Honorary Band Directors Fraternity. Along with serving as conductor of the Celebration Winds, Mr. McAfee conducted the Alabama Ambassadors Band European Tour in the Summer of 2013. As an active member of the Birmingham Musicians Union he plays with the Alabama Winds Community Band, local shows and church work, and as an extra with the Alabama Symphony. He is also a member and director of the orchestra at Metropolitan Church of God. He and his wife Amy, who plays French horn, have two daughters, Kate and Erin, who are All-State Band musicians.

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