John Webb (HSUTrumpets 1990, 2020)

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.  Webb is currently the Director of Bands at Benton High School, Arkansas, and has served as President of the Arkansas Bandmasters Association.  In 2000 he was named Bandmaster of the Year by the Arkansas Bandmasters Association and 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 and the Arkansas Brass.

John Webb’s alumnus page

Arkansas Brass

Mass Brass trumpet section:  John Webb, Jim Buckner, Chris Stevens, Clay Harris, Amy Whitaker, Dan Breshears

Faculty Recital, Spring, 1992

John Gardner Sonata da chiesa on a theme of Monteverdi with Jim Buckner, trumpet

Buckner Retirement, Fall, 2022

Leroy Anderson Bugler’s Holiday with Jim Buckner and Elora Rawdah, cornets and HSU Brass Band

Senior Recital, Spring, 1974

Vassily Brandt Concert Piece No. 1
Alan Hovhaness Prayer of Saint Gregory with clarinet choir
Burnet C. Tuthill Sonata
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets with Vernon Whisenhunt, trumpet

Junior Recital, Spring, 1973

Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto in E-flat major
Wal-Berg Concerto
D. Borden Fifteen Dialogues No. XIII, duet with Kelly Bowen, trombone