Gary DeShazo

Gary DeShazo began his musical career as a Texas bandmaster and then worked with James Caldwell, the founder of Caldwell Music. With a great understanding of the educators’ needs, Gary soon developed lasting relationships with band directors over the entire state and beyond. In 1969, he bought Caldwell Music and became devoted to music advocacy long before the phrase was widely used. He also became a fixture at NAMM shows and Texas Bandmaster Association meetings among others. He sold Caldwell Music to Brook Mays before retiring in 2005.  

Interview Date:
July 22, 2006
Date of Birth:
June 10, 1929
Deceased Date:
April 14, 2019
Job Title:
Past President
Caldwell Music Company

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