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Bands Director David Rox Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The last concerts of the semester tend to have an air of celebration and accomplishment. The spring Pops Concert carried that tone, but with greater intensity as Dr. David W. Rox, director of bands at Gordon College, was honored with the Chrisman Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England College Band Association (NECBA) in recognition of his significant contributions to the work of wind bands in New England.

The award was presented to Dr. Rox (pictured, left) by two distinguished conductors from other New England institutions, Max Culpepper of Dartmouth College and Douglas Nelson (pictured, right) of Keene State College, during the Pops Concert at Gordon on May 3. Culpepper and Nelson are fellow members of the NECBA, of which Dr. Rox is past president.

Dr. Rox has been lending his considerable talents to educating musicians at Gordon College since
1982—while also conducting bands and orchestras in communities and festivals across New England, and beyond. In 2005, he assumed leadership of NECBA’s selective honors festival, the New England Intercollegiate Band. 

From the stage to the classroom, Dr. Rox has taught, coached and mentored thousands of students over the years. His recognition by NECBA was the concert’s perfect grand finale.



David Rox and Douglas Nelson