Tennessee Valley Winds
Tennessee Valley Winds Erich Zimmerman, Director
Tennessee Valley Winds Tennessee Valley Winds - A Nashville/Murfreesboro Community Concert Band Erich Zimmerman, Director

W J Julian

W J JulianW J Julian , a native Tennessean, received hi B.S. degree from Tennessee Tech. He Immediatley joined the U.S. Navy where he served for three years in the Pacific Theatre. His ship (LSM 318) was sunk by a Kamikaze plane in the Phillipines on December 7, 1944.

After the war, he entered Northwestern University and earned the B.M., M.M., and PhD Degrees. He was Dircetor of Bands at Tennessee Tech for ten years, then he moved to the University of Tennessee where he served as Director of Bands for 33 years.

Dr. Julian is Past President of TMEA, Past President of the National Band Association, Past President of the College Band Directors National Association and Past President of the American Bandmasters Association. In 1992, he was elected a fellow in the Academy of Winds & Percussive Arts, and in 1994 was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.

He has served as adjudicator, clinician and conductor thorughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Japan.

Dr. Julian resides in Knoxville with his wife, Faye, who is Dean of Communications and Information at the University of Tennessee. His daughter, Jennifer is with the YMCA in Raleigh-Durham, NC, and his son, Jeff, is a salesman in Knoxville. He is also the proud owner of Sam, a Golden Retriever.