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Midwest Clinic Recognizes Col. Arnald D. Gabriel

Josh Harris • News • February 14, 2013

The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference has given unprecedented special recognition to Cortland native Col Arnald D. Gabriel.The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference has given unprecedented special recognition to Cortland native Col Arnald D. Gabriel. During a concert this past December by the United States Air Force Band at the 65th annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago, a glass sculpture was presented to Gabriel to express special appreciation for his unique achievements and leadership in the music profession. In 1973, Col. Gabriel had already received the Midwest Clinic’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, recognizing his distinguished service to music and education, and his influence on the development of bands and orchestras.

Col. Gabriel’s 21-year tenure at the highest point of military music, Commander of The United States Air Force Band of Washington, D.C., was the longest in that organization’s history. His military service began as an army infantryman in World War II, and as a conductor, he has thrilled audiences in all 50 states and over 50 countries.

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