KMEA Hall of Fame
Robert Lee
Inducted in 2007
Robert E. Lee graduated from Halstead HS and holds BME and MME degrees from Wichita State University. He taught music in Goddard, Haven, Hutchinson, and Little River for a total of 42 years in KS. Lee has played percussion in Wichita Symphony Orchestra as well as Hutchinson Municipal Band, Wichita Musician's Association Concert Band, Newton Mid-KS Orchestra, Music Theatre of Wichita, and Kansas Winds. During his teaching career Bob spent 25 years on staff of KS Lions Bands around the world. He also served as percussion instructor and conductor of Bronze Band at High Plains Band Camp at Fort Hays State University. He served as President and District Band Chair of KMEA South Central District. In 1991-1993 he was President of KMEA. He has also served as Advocacy Chair. As a member of Kansas Citizens for the Arts he has served as Chair, Co-Chair, Recording Secretary, and Music Coordinator for the "Arts Day at the Capitol." He is a Past President and Executive Secretary of the Iota Chapter (Kansas) of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster Fraternity. Lee is a life member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity and NEA. He served as president of Haven Teachers Association. He has been an adjudicator and clinician throughout KS and OK. In 1997 KBA and Phi Beta Mu recognized him with "Outstanding Bandmaster Award." In June of 2005 he was inducted into Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame located in Dodge City.