KMEA Hall of Fame
Ed Craig
Inducted in 1993
Ed Craig, a native of Kansas, grew up in Independence and Sublette. He taught at Grenola, Moline, and Oxford. During his 30 years as director of the instrumental music program at Kingman, his band program grew from 40 to over 275 musicians. The Kingman Band was invited to perform for many special clinics and workshops throughout Kansas and the Midwest. Craig served as state chairman for the ASBDA, state president for Phi Beta Mu, state president of KBA, and board member for KMEA. He received the KBA-Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Band Director Award, the Kingman Jaycee Award as the Outstanding Young Teacher, the Mac Award, and honorary membership in Kappa Kappa Psi.