KMEA Hall of Fame
Kenneth B. Tebow
Inducted in 1991
Kenneth B. Tebow was raised in Maryville, Missouri. He received a baccalaureate degree from Northwest Missouri State University, and master's from the University of Kansas, and did additional graduate work at UMKC, ESU, PSU, San Diego State, and UCLA. Tebow served in the military during WWII, conducting and playing in bands. His teaching began in Skidmore, Missouri, followed by ten years at Chanute. His teaching in the Shawnee Mission Schools included 15 years as orchestra director at Shawnee Mission East High School, where his orchestra grew from five players to two orchestras. Tebow's orchestras have performed at KMEA conventions and at MENC division conventions. Tebow held several offices in KMEA and was on the KC Youth Symphony Board. He directed festivals in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.