Dr. Robert Hawkins was director of bands and professor of music for Western State University of Colorado and Morehead State University. He was director of music camps in both locations. He was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1955. The Robert Hawkins papers contains band arrangements, audio and video tapes, marching band drill charts, published concert music, programs, newsletters and mailings related to his career as a bandmaster.
Majority of material found within 1950-1975
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The Robert Hawkins papers contains band arrangements, audio and video tapes, marching band drill charts, published concert music, programs, newsletters and mailings related to his career as a bandmaster.
Dr. Robert Hawkins was the director of bands, professor of music, and chairman of the music division of Western State University of Colorado from 1951 to 1967. He also served as the director of Gunnison Music Camp. He left for Morehead State University in Kentucky, where he was director of bands, conductor of the orchestra, director of wind and percussion instrument programs, director of the Daniel Boone Forest Music Camp, professor of music and musical director of the Cave Run Outdoor Theatre. Hawkins was a guest director for the Boston Pops Orchestra and the U.S. Navy Band.
Robert Hawkins was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1955. In 1980, he was appointed an honorary member of Women Band Directors International. He died in 1981.
This collection is organized into six series.
Audio and Video Tapes
Marching Band Drill Charts
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
Gift of Mrs. Katy Hawkins in April 1991.
This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Research Center.