KMEA Hall of Fame
William H. Beck
Inducted in 1981
William H. Beck began teaching in 1935 in Monument and followed his with teaching positions in Winchester and Valley Falls. He began teaching in Colby in 1943. He taught in the public school system, as well as the Colby Community College from 1943 until his retirement in 1978. Mr. Beck holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kansas. His professional affiliations include KMEA, MENC, KBA, Western Plains Art Council, Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Beta Mu. He has published articles in the Instrumentalist and the Kansas Music Review, and composed the march, "The Midwesterner."