Our Conductors: Keith Weathers
Keith joined the band as a trumpet player the year after the band was formed. Since then he has participated in the band as conductor, adviser and assisting in the percussion section. Keith Weathers has arranged several pieces for the Salem Concert Band. The idea of the “In the Steps of Sousa” concerts was originally proposed by Keith and has become an annual tradition for our March concert.
Keith Weathers attended schools in Salem, graduating from North High School in 1961. He received degrees in music composition from Wheaton College and the University of Southern California before joining the music faculty at Biola College, La Mirada, California. During the Vietnam war, he was a member of the 72nd U.S. Army Band. In 1974 he returned to Salem to become a partner in Weathers Music Corporation. Keith lives in Salem with his wife Judith.