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Dr. Neill Humfeld
Dr. Neill Humfeld
Biographical information taken from the 1972 CCCHS Spring Concert program. Dr. Humfeld commissioned a piece for the CCCHS Band from Claude T. Smith in memory of Wayne Snodgrass, Director of Bands 1937-1969, in addition to being a guest clinician.

A native of Clay Center, Dr. Humfeld attended our schools until his senior year in high school when his family moved to Salina.
   
Dr. Humfeld was soloist with the University of Kansas Band where he earned the Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees. During four years in the Air Force Bands he continued as soloist and conductor. Upon discharge, he entered the Eastman School of Music where he was a student of Emory Remington. Dr. Humfeld holds the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone.
       
Dr. Humfeld has been a member of the music faculty at East Texas State University since 1958. He is Professor of Music, Director of Bands and Chairman of the Instrumental Music Division. He developed the East Texas Trombone Choir, a select group of eighteen to twenty-four trombonists, which has gained national recognition with its performances at the first National Trombone Workshop, as well as at the Texas Music Educators Conferences, the Mid-South Band Clinic, and on radio and television from Dallas stations.