KMEA Hall of Fame
William G. Altimari
Inducted in 1978
William G. Altimari retired in 1956 after thirty years as an instrumental music teacher in the Atchison public schools. He earned his bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State Teachers College in 1928. He completed his master's degree at The University of Kansas in 1937. Mr. Altimari's first job was at Fredonia. While in the Atchison schools, Altimari taught for eleven years at the Mount Saint Scholastica College. He also conducted the community band for twenty-five years and directed the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a founder of the KMEA and served as its third president.