All-State Junior High Band
Chad King, Millcreek Junior High
Dr. David C. Fullmer has taught instrumental music for thirty-three years. He served as Director of Bands at Snow College in Utah where he conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Badger Band and taught courses in conducting and music education. He served as Associate Director of Bands at California State University, Fresno where he conducted the Fresno State Symphonic Band and directed the 250 member Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band. He was also the Assistant Director of the Brigham Young University Cougar Marching Band. He was Director of Bands at Utah Valley University where he conducted the Wind Symphony, University Band, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.
He began his teaching career at Pleasant Grove High School in 1986. In 1990 he became the Director of Bands at Timpview High School where his Symphonic Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensembles and Marching Bands earned superior ratings at the State level for twenty-one years. In 1994, Timpview was the first band from Utah to perform at the prestigious Mid-West Clinic in Chicago. Timpview also performed twice at the Bands of America National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis, Runner-Up twice at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho, Utah Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, and the MENC National Conference in Salt Lake City. Under Dr. Fullmer’s direction, the Timpview Marching Band competed in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and California taking first place in its division at the final show of each season for twenty-one consecutive years as well as several Sweepstakes Awards.
Dr. Fullmer is active as a Guest Conductor, Clinician and Adjudicator throughout the Western United States. He has conducted the scoring sessions for the motion pictures Alpha & Omega by Lionsgate (2010) and Atlas Shrugged II by 20th Century Fox (2012). As Western Division President of the National Association for Music Education he delivered keynote addresses and clinics to music educators in AZ, CA, HI, NV, and UT and served on the National Executive Board and National Executive Committee of NAfME. He has served as President, Band VP and Adjudication Chair of the Utah Music Educators Association. He served music educators in Utah as an Education Consultant for Summerhays Music Center. He also served as Director of the Utah Ambassadors of Music and has conducted the UAM Band on 12 European Tours since 1997.
Dr. Fullmer has received the Mid-West Clinic Medal of Honor, Utah Music Educators Association Outstanding Music Educator Award, the National Band Association Citation for Excellence (twice), Utah Music Educators Superior Accomplishment Award (twice), National Federation of High School Activities Association Western States Section Outstanding Music Educator Award, Ray Smith Music Educator of the Year, PTA State Golden Apple Award, Utah Bandmasters Association Mentor Award, and featured on the cover of School Band and Orchestra Magazine (twice). He received the Freedom's Foundation George Washington Medal of Honor and Red Cross Educator Hero awards for directing veteran tribute projects in Pearl Harbor (2001 & 2011), Normandy (2004) and Washington DC & Gettysburg (2008).
Dr. Fullmer earned a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington. Masters and Bachelor degrees in Music Education were earned at Brigham Young University. He studied conducting with Glenn Williams, Ralph Laycock, Don Peterson, Clyn Barrus, David Blackinton, Peter Eros, and Timothy Salzman. His dissertation, A Comparison of the Wind Band Writing of Three Contemporary Composers: Karel Husa, Timothy Broege, and Cindy McTee, comprises three chapters of A Composer's Insight: Thought, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, Vol. 1 published by Meredith Music. He has published over a dozen articles on various Music Education topics.
Dear Music Educators,
Recently, the All-State Junior High committee met to discuss concerns hosting the All-State rehearsals and performances during a global pandemic. Since our ultimate goal is to keep students safe and because liability is a significant concern, we will move forward with our decision to cancel the All-State Junior High Band and Orchestra rehearsal and performance for 2021. However, we are proceeding with the audition process to provide students with a valuable, musical, and educational experience. Students are encouraged to submit audition recordings online, as has happened in the past. Directors, please use this opportunity to talk to your students about the benefits of preparing and submitting an audition. Students selected as part of the 2021 All-State Junior High Band and Orchestra will receive a certificate and have their names published in the UMEA journal. This decision was not an easy one to make. We appreciate your understanding and commitment to providing your students with great opportunities for musical and educational growth.
Todd Campbell, UMEA President
Spencer Frohm, VP - Junior High
Kandis Taylor, All-State Junior High Band & Orchestra Coordinator
Chad King, All-State Junior High Band Manager
Sarah Insalaco, All-State Junior High Orchestra Manager