Lowry Album Cover

From “Bob Lowry and his Clarinet” record album on Golden Crest Label.

“Bob Lowry is a product of the public school music education program. He was born October 24, 1921, in Cushing, Iowa. He was given his first clarinet at the age of nine, when he was in the fourth grade, and received a half dozen free lessons with the purchase of the instrument. He never had any more formal training after that until he went to college; yet in 1938, his last year in high school, he was honored with superior ratings on three different instruments in a national school music competition. The instruments Bb clarinet, Alto saxophone and Alto clarinet. That fall he was given a music scholarship to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. After graduation in 1942 he spent four years with the Navy, most of it with the Preflight School Seahawk Band in Iowa City. After his discharge from the Navy he returned to Morningside College where he has remained as Head of the Instrumental Music department. He is a past president of the Iowa Bandmasters' Association which is the largest bandmasters association in the world.

His professional career has been confined, for the most part, to the Mid- West where he is in constant demand for guest appearances. He makes frequent appearances with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Municipal Band and for the past several years has held the chair of first clarinetist with the All American Bandmasters' Band formed during the annual clinics held in Chicago.”

NOTE: Mr. Lowry passed away several years ago.