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Passing of James Keene — Illinois’ Fourth Band Director

Earlier this week the band world was saddened to learn that the University of Illinois’ fourth band director, James F. Keene (1948-2022), had died.  Jim retired in 2008 after a distinguished 23 year career (1985-2008) as the Director of Bands at the University of Illinois School of Music, just the fourth person to hold the […]

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