Walt Lovell

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Walt Lovell is a long-time Musician, Educator, Consultant, Composer, Arranger and Adjudicator.  He retired after 46 years of successful teaching at all levels and currently serves as a consultant and adjunct professor in the Fine Arts Department at Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada.  Walt Lovell was Director of Bands at Elko High School, Elko, Nevada for 36 years, and before moving to Elko taught for 10 years in Arizona (Kingman High School, Phoenix Union High School, Carl Hayden High School and Mohave High School). His performance resume includes multiple performances nationwide including the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Hollywood Christmas Parade, the 6ABC/Boscov’s Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Washington D.C. National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Presidential Inaugural Parade and performances for 5 Presidents. Mr. Lovell was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nevada Music Educators Association upon his retirement as well as, being inducted into the Elko High School Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the John Philip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor in December of 2007. Mr. Lovell was named the Nevada Music Educator of the year in 1999.