Pete Havely retired in 2002 as Head of the Department of Music and Director of Bands at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri, a position he held for 23 years. A native of Oklahoma, Mr. Havely has 34 years of teaching experience in public schools and colleges in Oklahoma, Michigan, and Missouri. The colleges include Eastern Oklahoma State College, The University of Central Oklahoma, Missouri Southern State University, and Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan. While in Michigan, Mr. Havely served on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Mr. Havely is a composer/arranger, and has written many compositions and arrangements for concert band, jazz band, marching band, vocal and instrumental ensembles. His music is published and distributed worldwide. He is the recipient of many commissions from high school, college, community, and all-district concert bands and jazz bands. He also composes and arranges for marching bands throughout the country. Two of Mr. Havely's compositions were recently selected for the Bandworld Magazine's Top 100 New Compositions For Concert Band. Mr. Havely is in constant demand as an adjudicator, clinician, lecturer, and guest conductor. He currently resides in Joplin, Missouri.