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George R. Cavender (George Rudolph Cavender) was born on 10 October, 1919 in Wakefield, Michigan, U.S., is a musician. Discover George R. Cavender's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 85 years old?

Popular As George Rudolph Cavender
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Age 85 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 10 October 1919
Birthday 10 October
Birthplace Wakefield, Michigan, U.S.
Date of death (2004-03-02)
Died Place N/A
Nationality Michigan

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George was married to Florence. He had a son named David, a daughter named Patricia, and several grandchildren. He died on March 2, 2004 in Ann Arbor after a prolonged illness. He is buried in Fort Custer National Cemetery.


On May 1, 1990, the Regents of the University of Michigan named Cavender a Professor Emeritus of Music just prior to his retirement from faculty life on May 31 of that same year.


In 1982, the Northern Michigan University Alumni Association honored Cavender with its Distinguished Alumni Award.


At the conclusion of Cavender's time as Director of the Marching Band, Glenn Richter succeeded him in 1979. Cavender was the last person at the University of Michigan to serve simultaneously as the Director of Bands and the Director of the Marching Band.


Cavender became the School of Music's Director of Development and School Relations in 1976 and served in that capacity until 1982 when he took on the new role of Coordinator of Special Events which he held until 1990.


Keeping the Michigan Marching Band in the national spotlight, Cavender directed the band's performance at Super Bowl VII in 1973. Cavender championed the fund-raising efforts needed to build a modern practice facility for the band, Revelli Hall. He also helped get the name of the MMB's practice field changed from Wines Field to Elbel Field. This was the first campus property to be named in honor of the man who wrote "The Victors".


Upon Revelli's retirement in 1971, Cavender became Director of Bands at the University of Michigan. He continued to serve in that role until 1975, when H. Robert Reynolds was named as his successor.

Also in 1971, Cavender founded the Big Ten Band Directors Association and became its first president.

Dr. Revelli's retirement in 1971 also led to Cavender becoming Director of the MMB that summer. During his tenure as the Director of the MMB, Cavender strove to build upon the band's success achieved in the preceding decades. He continually experimented with show elements, instrument placement, marching techniques, and uniform designs in pursuit of continuous improvement. A former member of the marching band under Cavender's direction noted that he "accomplished a lot through intimidation and humiliation."

After the passage of the Education Amendments of 1972 which included Title IX, Cavender oversaw the integration of women into the Michigan Marching Band in 1972. Until that time, only men had participated in the marching band. Officially, the rule prohibiting female participation had been dropped when Cavender succeeded Revelli on July 1, 1971. When asked about it during an interview for The Michigan Daily, Cavender took sole credit for the change, describing it as a "program of action, not reaction. When a tradition denies a person his basic rights, then that tradition is made to be broken, I owe every qualified student an opportunity to play in the band if he wants to." News of the change was slow to reach students. When asked why he thought more women had not auditioned for the band, Cavender replied, "gals aren't as interested in any activity as violently physical as marching." He then went on to say, "I don't paint a candy-coated picture of what being in the marching band is like. We don't coddle and we don't baby. We never have... If we have a girl in the band, it will be because she can play well. She won't be a token."


Cavender was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Mu, the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. In 1969, he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in gratitude for his services to Northern Kentucky high school bands.


Cavender played a significant role, including logistical support, on the University of Michigan Symphony Band's 15-week performance tour of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East in 1961.


On September 27, 1958, Revelli and Cavender organized and conducted a massed band consisting of over 12,000 musicians.


As a newly hired faculty member, Cavender served as an instructor of music and was appointed Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Bands in 1952. He rose to the position of assistant professor in 1957, followed by associate professor in 1962, and then professor in 1966. He retained his Assistant Directorship until he was promoted to Director of Bands in 1971.


After the war, Cavender returned to the University of Michigan in 1946 and enrolled in the School of Music as a violinist. He joined the band as a percussionist. There, he received his M.Mus. degree in 1947. After earning his Master's degree, Cavender served as the Director of Instrumental Music in Ypsilanti Public Schools until 1951. He then decided to pursue a faculty position at the University of Michigan.


George Rudolph Cavender Jr. (/ˈkæ.vɛn.dər/ October 10, 1919 – March 2, 2004) was an American music educator and director best known for his association with the University of Michigan, where he led the university's bands, including the Michigan Marching Band, from 1952 until 1978, first as Assistant Director and then as Director. During those twenty-six years, Cavender worked closely with William Revelli to develop the Michigan Band into a globally recognized performance group.

Cavender was born in Wakefield, Michigan in 1919, the only son of George and Emma Cavender. In 1941, he earned a Bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan College of Education.