McPherson Chosen For Hall
March 31, 2010
Roy McPherson of Ketchikan
has been chosen by the Alaska School Activities Association for
the Alaska High School Hall of Fame Class of 2010.
Photo courtesy McPherson Music
Ketchikan, Alaska - Roy McPherson
of Ketchikan has been chosen by the Alaska School Activities
Association for the Alaska High School Hall of Fame Class of
2010. He is the first person in the music field to be selected.
The category is listed as "activity sponsor, Ketchikan -
band and district music coordinator". Gil Truitt, a 2006
Alaska High School Hall of Fame inductee nominated McPherson.
McPherson has taught music in Michigan, California, Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Alaska. He taught band and choir at Ketchikan High School
(1972-82) where his groups continually received superior ratings
at Music Festival. The Kayhi Jazz Ensemble was one of two selected
to perform at the 1980 National School Board Convention in San
Francisco. McPherson was inducted into the Alaska Music Educators
Hall of Fame in 1986.
McPherson has also been on the faculties of the Philadelphia
College of the Performing Arts (1982-1984), Ashland College,
Ohio (1984-1987), and he moved back to Ketchikan in 1987 to purchase
what is now McPherson Music.
McPherson is currently the conductor of the Ketchikan Community
Concert Band, and coordinator of Music Education at McPherson
Music.He directs the Windjammers, Soundwaves and Discovery youth
jazz groups, and is also a founding member of the Scattered Sunshine
Others selected for the 2010 Hall of Fame are Carlos Boozer (Athlete,
Juneau HS), David Killpatrick (Athlete, West Anchorage HS), Larry
Martin (Athlete, Homer HS) and AT&T (Major contributor, Anchorage).
The Class of 2010 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place
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