Don Canedy

Don Canedy was a beloved band director and professor at Southern Illinois University before being hired by the Roger’s Drum Company in 1961. Don played drums beginning at the age of 10 and was a perfect fit for the company’s Educational Director. Just prior to his job at Roger’s, which at the time was owned by CBS Musical, Don played a vital role in establishing the Percussive Arts Society. Encouraged by Remo Belli, Don organized the first mailing list, poster for PAS and became the organization’s first president.  His passion was always music and music education and he provided advancements for both.  

Interview Date:
April 16, 2008
Date of Birth:
December 24, 1929
Deceased Date:
July 1, 2015
Job Title:
Former Educational Director
Rogers Drum Company

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