KMEA Hall of Fame
Kenneth Thompson
Inducted in 1977
Kenneth Thompson taught elementary and junior high music in the Wichita schools and was director of bands and orchestras at Wichita East High School for eighteen years. He also served the Wichita schools as coordinator of instrumental music. He was a founding member of the KMEA and served as business manager for the Kansas Music Review for many years. He was state orchestra chair from 1959 to 1961 when the first KMEA festival groups were organized.