John Webb is a native of Arkansas and holds degrees from Henderson State University where he was a student of Dwayne Sagen and Don Kramer. Following a highly successful 30-year career as a public school band director, Webb joined the University of Arkansas-Monticello music faculty for 10 years as band director and professor of high brass, retiring in 2019. He served as President of the Arkansas Bandmasters Association, and in 2000 he was named Bandmaster of the Year by the Arkansas Bandmasters Association. In 1985 he was Teacher of the Year at Camden Fairview High School.
Webb is on the executive board of the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association and has been Region Chairman and Parliamentarian. He is also a member of the National Federation of Interscholastic Music Association and Phi Beta Mu. For fourteen years Webb served as director of the Arkansas FFA Band. In addition to teaching at Henderson, Webb has also taught trumpet at Ouachita Baptist University.
A member of the Miss Arkansas Orchestra for sixteen years, he has played in bands for many many touring performers, including James Brown, Tom Jones, B. J. Thomas, Phyllis Diller, Sammy Davis, Jr., Donald O’Connor, Patty Page, and Cathy Riggs. In 1974 he was the lead trumpet in the nationally televised Miss Teenage America Pageant.
Webb is currently a member of the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Brass, and the Arkansas All-Star Big Band. He was also a member of Mass Brass and Percussion, including directing a program when the conductor fell ill.