Clovis grad honored by Texas Bandmasters

Courtesy photo Randy Vaughn, a former Clovis band member was inducted into the Texas Bandmasters hall of fame.

Randy Vaughn, retired band director at Klein High School, was installed July 26, in the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in ceremonies held in conjunction with the annual Convention of the Texas Bandmasters Association meeting in San Antonio.

Vaughn began his music career with the Gattis Junior High Band under the direction of Harold Van Winkle in Clovis. At CHS, his band director was Norvil Howell. Vaughn learned the value of hard work and discipline under Howell. During his Clovis years, he studied private flute lessons with Ted Raven. Vaughn is a 1963 graduate of CHS and a 1968 graduate of then West Texas State University, with a bachelor of music education.

After graduating from WTSU, Vaughn taught in Hereford, Texas, from 1969 until 1982. It was in Hereford that he met and married his wife, Cindy.

After leaving Hereford, Vaughn went to the Houston area where he became the head director at Klein High School. Vaughn’s bands have been recognized statewide and nationally for their musical excellence.

Vaughn believes growing up in Clovis, with its strong music education program and the wonderful leadership provided by band director Norvil Howell, helped him with the success he has had as a music educator. He would also like to thank his parents, Amos and Rosa Vaughn, for their love and support growing up in Clovis. Amos passed away in 2001, and Rosa still lives here in Clovis.

The Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, an International Bandmasters Fraternity. To be eligible for consideration, a band director must have produced and maintained an outstanding and consistent band program in the Texas public schools as well as having enjoyed a long and successful career.