Dennis Eveland is currently beginning his 35th year in music education. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University, and a Master of Music Education from Vandercook College of Music. He also earned an Educational Administration Certificate from Texas A&M International University.
Mr. Eveland has studied horn with Roger Collins, Ethel Merker, Arden Keen, and John Thompson. He has also studied with Dale F. Hopper, Dennis L. Johnson, Christopher Izzo, Roger Rocco, Dr. Victor Zajec, Bart Ghent, Michael Katterjohn, and Kelly Love to name a few.
Mr. Eveland is a former marching member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Rosemont, Illinois). He also instructed the Geneseo Knights (85-86) and Guardsmen (88). Dennis is an alumni of the Western Illinois University "Leatherneck" Marching Band, directed by legendary Dale F. Hopper.
Mr. Eveland began his teaching career in Toulon, Illlinois and has spent the past 31 years teaching in the United Independent School District in Laredo, Texas. He has experience teaching at both the middle and high school levels. He is currently an Associate Director of Bands at Los Obispos Middle School.
His work, "Four Short Festive Dances", is listed on the Texas UIL PML List. His latest work "Fanfaronade", was performed at the 2019 Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio. This new work was selected as "Editors Choice" by JW Pepper and given high marks by the Instrumentalist Magazine.
Dennis is also an accomplished Visual Designer, who has written for some of the best bands in South Texas. He is available to write drill design, music arrangements or both.
Dennis is an adjudicator for US Bands. He is level one graduate of the Judge's Academy. His mentors included Jackie Gilley, Tim Hinton, and Joe Allison.
Dennis and his lovely wife, Felisa, are the proud parents of William and Tamara . They also have a german shepard/rottweiler mix named Lucy.
He is available to write commissions for concert band works, marching band works, orchestra works, and drill design.
He is a member of Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Assocation, and American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He has been a past ASCAP Plus award winner.
His hobbies include: golf, working out at the gym, biking, cooking, drum corps, traveling, and listening to music. He enjoys spending time with his family.