Former Albany resident Eddie Neal Green died July 24, 2020 in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Green has been dedicated to music education for over 50 years. He was band director at Albany High School from 1962-1964.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University Summa Cum Laude in 1976 with a Master of Music Degree.
His university experience includes work at Western Michigan University and the University of Houston. He has many students from these universities who are outstanding music educators today.
Mr. Green is a member of the Texas Bandmasters’ Hall of Fame, was selected Bandmaster of the year by the Texas Bandmasters Association, and received the Legendary Bandmaster Award from the Dallas Winds. He was awarded the A.A. Harding Award by ASBDA, and received the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston. Mr. Green’s entire life was dedicated to his students.
He is survived by Al Pek, Mary Green Robbins, Donna Annoni, and his nephews Kirt Green, Koby Green, and Charles Rode, and great nephews Jake Green and Everson Rode, and thousands of his students, who he always considered to be his family.
The service will be private.