Goodwin taught band at Chillicothe R-II for 27 years.
David Goodwin, former band director for the Chillicothe R-2 School District, was recently inducted into the Missouri Bandmasters Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the annual Missouri Bandmaster Association Conference on June 17. Goodwin became the 52nd Missouri Band Director to be named to the Hall of Fame, dating back to 1969.
He had a 33 teaching career, the last 27 years as director of bands for the Chillicothe R-2 School District. He received his undergraduate degree from Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri and his Master’s degree from Missouri State University in Springfield.
Bands under his direction earned 30 consecutive division I ratings at the state music festival. In 2008, the Chillicothe High School Symphonic Band performed at the 70th annual Missouri Music Educators Conference at TanTarA Resort. The marching bands and jazz ensembles, under his leadership, consistently placed in competitive festivals.
Goodwin continues to be active as a clinician and adjudicator.
He currently serves as conference manager for the Missouri Music Educators Association and is the business manager for the Cameron Municipal Band. He is a past president of the Missouri Bandmasters Association (1986-88), the Missouri Music Educators Association (1996-98),
and the Missouri Chapter of Phi Beta Mu band fraternity (2010-12). In 2008, he was named “Teacher of the Year” for the Chillicothe R-2 School District.
Goodwin’s wife, Debbie, is a retired high school science instructor for the Chillicothe