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Northern State University
Terry Beckler

Dr. Terry Beckler
Percussion, Assistant Director of Bands, Percussion Methods and Literature, Music Appreciation
B.M.E. South Dakota State University
M.M.E. University of Northern Colorado-Greeley
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
 
Office: JFAC 118
Phone: 605-626-3436
 
Terry Beckler is percussion professor and assistant director of bands at Northern.  Beckler previously was director of bands at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN, and at Huron University. He also has 10 years of public school experience as band director for the Red Rock Central (Lamberton, Minn.) and Sioux Valley (Volga, S.D.) school districts.
 
Dr. Beckler has been a member of the 147th Army Band based in Mitchell, S.D., for more than 20 years. He enlisted in 1986 as a percussionist and, since 1998, has been commander/conductor of this group. In January of 2006, the 147th Army Band was awarded the Howard Citation of Musical Excellence from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Dr. Beckler holds the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3. He is an active clinician in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota and a former member of the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.