Dennis Eveland is currently in his 33rd 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 began his teaching career in Toulon, Illlinois and has spent the past 29 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.
Mr. Eveland is a very active marching band arranger, as well as a composer. He has either written or arranged over 50 selections for competitive marching bands. His works for marching band are available either directly from him or impactmarching.com. His arrangements have earned several bands advance to Area Level of the Texas State Marching Band Competition. His concert works are available from TRN Music Publishers, C.L. Barnhouse Publications, and Grand Mesa Music Publications. His marching band works are available from David Herring Music, and Center X Marching.
His latest concert work, "Four Short Festive Dances", is listed on the Texas UIL PML List.
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. He plans on completing level two this coming spring.
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.