John McLellan. With degrees in Music Education and Music Composition from East Carolina University (1978) and the Hartt School of Music (Univ. of Hartford, CT, 1983), Mr. McLellan has over 40 years of experience in band rooms from North Carolina through New England. His tenure of 35 years in Belmont, MA brought him the Lowell Mason Award, the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors’ Association Hall of Fame Award, the Excellence in Chamber Music Education from Chamber Music America, among others. He has served as clinician and/or commissioned composer in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Now retired, he works as a music engraver for Claude T. Smith Publications and teaches with the Sudbury Valley New Horizons Program in Sudbury, MA. He lives with his wife and golden Labrador retriever and greatly enjoys his growing family of (so far) two grandsons.