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Andrew J. (Jack) Crew passed away Friday, March 21 at the Margaret Dozier Big Bend Hospice House, Tallahassee. Jack enjoyed an illustrious career as a music educator in the public schools of Florida, serving as band director at Plant City High School, Riverview High School, Sarasota; Mosley High School, Panama City; Lakeland High School, and Lincoln High School, Tallahassee. Throughout his career, his bands performed at the highest level and were showcased in concerts and outdoor performances at the local, regional, and national levels. Highly sought as a conductor/clinician, Mr. Crew was very active throughout Florida and the Southeast, providing critique and assistance to students and fellow band directors.
He held membership in the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Educators Association, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, and the American Bandmasters Association. Throughout his affiliation with these organizations he was selected by his peers to hold various leadership positions. His individual honors were many, represented by such awards as the Teacher of the Year (Riverview HS/1975 and Lakeland HS/1992); "Man of the Year" (VFW-Sarasota/1980); Outstanding Bandmaster (Phi Beta Mu/1986), and Outstanding Music Educator of the year (FMEA/1991). In 1990, Crew was chosen as a recipient of the "Legion of Honor" award by the John Philip Sousa Foundation; recognizing him as one of the "Ten Best Band Directors" throughout the United States. Mr. Crew was elected to the Florida Bandmasters Association "Hall of Fame" in 1994.
A memorial service for Andrew "Jack" Crew is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to establish an endowed scholarship in his memory and for the benefit of future instrumental music educators.
Contributions may be made to The Florida State University Foundation in memory of Andrew (Jack) Crew.
Watch Jack's FBA Legacy Project Interview Here
Have some free time during Spring Break? Be sure to check out the great work the FBA Legacy Committee has been doing to preserve the legacy of some of our state's greatest retired band directors. Melvin Maxwell, Rob Roadman, and Neil Jenkins were recently added added and new videos are being added all the time, so check back often!
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Information on the process and application for becoming an FBA Adjudicator. read more ...
State S&E Central Site - March 20-22, 2014 - Seminole High School, Sanford
State S&E North Site - March 24-25, 2014 - Buchholz HS, Gainesville
State S&E South Site - March 27-28, 2014 - Barron Collier HS, Naples
State Band Northeast Site - April 21, 22, 23, 2014 - Daytona Beach State College (News Journal Center)
State Band Northwest Site - April 23, 24, 2014 - Tallahassee Community College
State Band Central Site - May 1, 2, 3, 2014 - USF (Tampa)
State Band South Site - April 30-May 1, 2, 2014 - FIU (Miami)
The following documents present the findings of a select committee which was formed to describe a band program that represents policies, procedures, and fundamentals that can be defined as Best Practices in Florida school band programs. read more ...