Release Date: July 22, 2008
McCloud Named Director of Angelo State Bands
Dr. Daniel McCloud has been named Angelo State University director of bands effective immediately, according to Dr. David Scott, head of the ASU Arts and Music Department.
McCloud, who served as assistant director of bands the past year, replaces Dr. Reginald Houze.
“Daniel was very active in the marching band, writing drill, teaching and on-field conducting,” Scott said. “In the year he has been here, his work in the band and percussion studio has been outstanding and we are looking forward to seeing him continue his efforts on behalf of the band program and our students.”
Scott said the ASU band would begin preparations for the fall term on Aug. 18, a week before classes start. Their first performance will be at the ASU Convocation on Aug. 22.
McCloud is teaching an ensemble in Indiana this summer and said that he would be back a week before the ASU band members return.
“They are coming in a week early,” McCloud said. “Some students will have a little trouble with the transition, but the intention is to provide high-quality music at the football games.”
He said Dr. Connie Kelley, visiting assistant professor of music, will serve as assistant director of bands.
The band will have new uniforms, and McCloud promises new shows to get Ram fans excited to be at ASU football games.
McCloud is originally from Gary, Ind., and earned his bachelor’s in music from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. He also holds a master’s in music from the University of Nevada and completed a doctorate in percussion performance from Ball State University earlier this year.
McCloud has earned commissions from the World Saxophone Congress and from the PBS affiliate at Ball State. He has had more than 20 compositions published by Dutch Music Partners. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Percussive Arts Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.