Bill Glenn

Bill Glenn has been teaching at Friends University since 2011. Glenn started his professional career in the late ’60s, playing in various rock and show bands throughout the Midwest. Joining the Army band program in 1971, Glenn was a top honor graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music (formerly the Navy School of Music). After a tour in the military he attended college at Wichita State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance under Dr. J.C. Combes. Following college, Glenn toured nationally with multiple lounge and show bands, including the Jesse Lopez Show. In 1981, an audition landed him a touring position with international recording artist, The Lettermen. As a freelance artist, Glenn has performed with Frank Mantooth, Martha Loren, Eddie Daniels, Alan Wise, George Graham, Glenn Holmes, Craig Owens, Rich Madison, Clark Terry, Jerry Hahn, Mike Steinel, Dawayne Bailey, The Four Lads, The Ink Spots, Mary Williams, the Supremes and Wayne Newton. Glenn was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Navy School of Music; B.M., Wichita State University


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