William Pease

Associate Professor, Director of Bands

D.M.A. James Madison University, Conducting
M.M. James Madison University, Conducting
B.S. West Chester State College, Music Education

Office Address:

Hunter Smith Band Building, Culbreth Road


William E. Pease is Director of Bands at the University of Virginia. Mr. Pease is the first marching band director of the newly formed Cavalier Marching Band in 2003. Since that time the Cavalier Marching band has grown to 295 members which performs at many athletic and academic events for the University. Mr. Pease has also taken the UVA band on three international trips to Fiji, Australia, Brazil and Costa Rica. Responsibilities include, Director of the Cavalier Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Men's Basketball band. Mr. Pease is a former Associate Director of Bands at Western Michigan University, in Kalmazoo, Michigan. Mr. Pease also taught public school in the Va. Beach Public school system for 9 years. During this time his bands performed at state and national music conventions. Mr. Pease was a member of the 1983 World Champion Garfield Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Pease is a national adjudicator for marching band concert bands and guest conducts yearly in the Southeastern part of the United States.

Mr. Pease is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the College Band Directors National Association, the ACC Band Directors Association, the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director's association, and an educational endorser for Vic-Firth drum stick company and Sabian cymbals.