Webb, John

Associate Director of Bands, Henderson State University, 2019-2020
Professor of Trumpet and Horn, Symphonic Band Director, University of Arkansas-Monticello, retired
Director of Bands, Benton, AR, retired
former director of bands, Camden-Fairview Schools, Camden, AR
former band director, Malvern AR
Adjunct Professor of Trumpet, Henderson State University, 1990
Mass Brass and Percussion
Arkansas Brass
South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
First trumpet, Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Master of Music Education, Henderson State, 1980
Senior Recital, 1974
student of Dwayne Sagen and Don Kramer

John Webb at South Arkansas Symphony concert

Dr. Buckner with Jason and John Webb after Jason’s Junior Recital


Arkansas All-Star Big Band trumpet section at the Bergeron concert

Arkansas All-Star Big Band trumpet section at the Vizzutti concert

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

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  
(Walter Bergmann) Wal-Berg Concerto  
David Borden Fifteen Dialogues No. XIII, duet with Kelly Bowen, trombone

Senior Recital, Fall, 1971

Frank Lynn Payne Concert Suite with Robert Griffin Hurst, bass trombone
Keith Wood, John Webb, and Bob Kellam perform with The Skylark Jazz Orchestra at the Rex Richardson concert
Dr. Jim Buckner, A’Drion Ve’An, Keith Wood, John Webb and Bob Kellam at the Rex Richardson concert
Dr. Jim Buckner, A’Drion Ve’An, Bryce Smith, Keith Wood, John Webb and Bob Kellam at the Rex Richardson concert
The Skylark Jazz Orchestra at the Rex Richardson concert

John Webb is a graduate of North Little Rock High School and Henderson State University, where he earned BME and MME degrees. He recently retired (2019) from teaching instrumental music for 44 years, the last 10 years teaching at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he worked with the Symphonic, Concert, and Jazz Bands. He was appointed Assistant to the Dean for Music in 2009 and taught instrumental methods and conducting classes. He also directed bands at Malvern, Camden Fairview, and Benton. Mr. Webb was the director of the Arkansas FFA State Convention Band for 13 years. He studied trumpet with Ron Bryant, Wayne Sagen, Wes Branstine, and Don Kramer. His conducting teachers were Raymond Brandon and Wendell Evanson.

John Webb has been president of the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association and the Arkansas Bandmasters Association and was selected Bandmaster of the Year in 2000.

Webb has also had a career as a trumpet player, performing with famous celebrities, including James Brown, Sammy Davis, Jr., Smokey Robinson, B. J. Thomas, Tom Jones, Phyllis Diller, Patti Page, Wayne Bergeron, Allen Vizzuti, Lou Marini, and most recently Doc Severinsen. He played for 13 years in the Miss Arkansas Pageant Band and was lead trumpet for the nationally televised Miss Teenage America pageant in 1975. He currently plays trumpet in the Arkansas Brass quintet and the South Arkansas Symphony, about to begin his 30th year in both.