Dennis Eveland is an instrumental music educator in the United Independent School District of Laredo, Texas, where he serves as a Band Director at Los Obispos Middle School. A twenty-two year veteran of teaching music, he has taught at both the high school and middle school levels. He is an active composer and arranger of music for both concert band and marching band and has written arrangements for several award winning bands in Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. He also is currently an arranger for the Steel City Ambassadors Drum and Bugle Corps of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also has been commissioned to compose music for the Texas University Scholastic League Sight-reading Project.
Dennis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University and a Master of Music Education from the Vandercook College of Music. In addition, Dennis completed his Principal Certification through Texas A&M International University. Originally a student of John Thompson and Arden Keen in Canton, Ill., Dennis studied conducting with Dr. Victor Zajec, Dale F. Hopper, Dennis L. Johnson, and Christopher Izzo; arranging and composition with Kelly Love and Michael Katterjohn; and horn with Ethel Merker and Roger Collins.
Dennis began his teaching career in Toulon, Illinois and has spent the past eighteen years in Laredo. He is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educations Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Dennis and his wife, Felisa are the parents of Willie and Tammy.