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July 20, 2021

Alex Wimmer president-elect of Kansas Bandmasters Association

Submitted by Frank Tracz

Alex Wimmer has been elected president-elect of the Kansas Bandmasters Association, or KBA, this past weekend at its annual summer conference. KBA is an organization that includes most of the high school band directors in the state and is dedicated to the promotion of bands and music education at all levels.

Wimmer joined K-State as assistant director of bands in 2017 after earning his master's and doctorate at K-State. He is a native of Gretna, Nebraska, having taught public schools there for a number of years before coming to K-State for his graduate degrees. He has been active in the state of Kansas and nationally, guest conducting, presenting sessions and clinics, adjudicating, as well as recruiting and fundraising for the band program. His wife, Anna, is the band/choir director at Rock Creek Middle School and they have two daughters, Addison and Anora.

Wimmer will serve as president-elect for two years before serving as president of KBA.

Congratulations to Alex Wimmer!