North  Carolina

Joseph D. DeNardo
2002 Hall of Fame Inductee

Joseph D. DeNardo was a bandmaster in Asheville, NC. 
Mr. DeNardo was a student of Giuseppe Verdi. Mr. DeNardo's students included Ray Haney and Lamar Stringfield. Mr.
DeNardo was very dedicated to the idea of a state symphony and
played an important role in reviving the NC Symphony in 1940.

From The Asheville Herald - October 15, 1933:

"Music Study Is Being Taken by 160 in Schools
Plans are being made to form a band an orchestra at each of the 
two high schools in the city, and also to combine all the 
musicians into a large orchestra and large band, Joseph D. 
DeNardo, music director in the city schools, said yesterday.

A total of 160 boys and girls in the two high schools are 
enrolled in instrumental music for band and orchestra, 
Mr. DeNardo said. A little over one-half of these are at the 
Hall Fletcher high school in West Asheville, the remainder being 
at the David Millard high school on Oak street."