KMEA Hall of Fame
David S. Stuewe
Inducted in 2001
Davis S. Stuewe was raised in Alma, Kansas where he began playing trumpet and received the Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Kansas State University. He served in the United States Air Force and taught at Riley Rural High School and Norton. His bands appeared at five Big-Eight football games and performed at In-Service Workshops in 1997, 1981, and 1986. Stuewe was honored by the Kansas Bandmasters Association and Phi Beta Mu as the outstanding Kansas band director. He was recipient for a Teaching Excellence Award presented by USD #211 in 1980. Other awards include the John Philip Sousa Award in 1988 presented by the Sousa Foundation. He was a 32 year member of the LeBlanc Advisory Board and co-director of the Kansas State Lion's Band for three years. In 1998, the students of Norton Community High School began the Dave Stuewe Instrumental Music Education Scholarship in his honor.