Mr. David McCullough

Instructor of Music; Director of Bands

Contact Info

(606) 546-1444
035 Fine Arts
Campus PO Box
CPO 821

David McCullough is a graduate of the BOA “Grand National Champion” Norwin High School Marching Band from Irwin, Pennsylvania and attended West Virginia University, studying trumpet with Roger Sherman and conducting with Don Wilcox. He developed an outstanding comprehensive band program at Brooke High School in Wellsburg, West Virginia before becoming the Assistant Director of Bands at Syracuse University.

Mr. McCullough is a doctoral candidate in wind conducting at the University of Washington where he studied conducting with Peter Erös, Tim Salzman and Rubin Guerivich.  He has conducted performances at the National MENC Convention, the American Bandmasters Association National Convention, Regional MENC Conventions and the Northwest/Western Division of the College Band Director’s National Association.  An active arranger, adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor, Mr. McCullough has presented premiers of works by Walter Hartley, William O. Smith and Brian Bittle.

As Director of Athletic Bands at Butler University, Mr. McCullough directed the marching, basketball, and campus concert bands and took basketball bands to the NCAA men’s national championship game three times.  In 2011, in Houston, TX, Butler was the defending Final Four “Battle of the Bands” Champion after winning that title in 2010 in Indianapolis.

Having created over 350 arrangements for high school and university marching bands, basketball bands, jazz ensembles, vocal ensembles and studio orchestras, David’s arrangements can be heard from New Jersey to California as played by high school ensembles, and by collegiate marching bands from Syracuse, New York to the University of Hawaii. Currently he is a staff arranger with the University of Alabama "Million Dollar Band" directed by former student Dr. Ken Ozzello.

As Director of Bands and Instructor of Music, Mr. McCullough looks forward to expanding Union College’s band program and returning the Bulldog Band to a position of distinction in Kentucky and the South/Midwest.