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Dr. Julian led the band from 1961 1993, transforming a regional Reserve Officers Training Corps marching band into a nationally known university band program that gained attention for its style, including the military style uniforms Dr. Julian himself designed, and the innovative circle drills he developed.

Eventually, the Pride of the Southland marching band appeared on television more than 50 times, including seven presidential inaugural parades.

He was known for being a taskmaster but passionate about music and his students.

motto was time is late, said Janet Roach, Powell High School band director who played flute and piccolo in UT band from 1981 1985. this day, I am early to every appointment and early to work. I hope I can show my students at least a fraction of the discipline that was instilled in me by Dr. Julian. Julian also founded UT concert band program, which appeared at five national band conventions during his tenure.

was a great man, and a great musician, said Tim Michaels, Oliver Springs High School band director who played trumpet in the Pride of the Southland from 1983 1990 and was drum major in 1986 and from 1988 1990. demanded a great deal of his students. He gave me a great sense of wanting to do the best you could do at all times not only in band, but in everything. said he patterns his conducting after Dr. Julian distinctive style, and Dr. Julian influence showed in the music he chose for his own students.

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In 1972, Dr. Julian introduced fans at Neyland Stadium to Top, which quickly became UT unofficial fight song. Several
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Julian mentored generations of musicians during his
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A Navy veteran, he served three years in the Pacific Theater during World War II; his ship was sunk by a kamikaze plane in
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Dr. Julian
cheap Michael Kors handbags outlet founded the Tennessee Bandmasters Association and was president of the American Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, College Band Directors Association and Tennessee Music Educators Conference at various times. His connections allowed him to bring renowned musicians from around the world to work with UT students, Michaels said: respected him. 1992, he was elected a fellow in the Academy of Winds and Percussive Arts. In 1994, he was inducted into the National Band Association Hall of Fame. Even after retiring, he was active in music and teaching. At the time of his death, he was UT director of bands emeritus.

of the things that makes me the saddest is that there are so many young people going though the band now who never got to experience Dr. Julian, Michaels said.Articles Connexes:

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