Julius E. McCullough, Clarinetist, Composer, Conductor, vocalist is a graduate of Norfolk State College, now, Norfolk State University and has continued his study of music at Manhattan School of Music, Temple University and Virginia State College.
He is a highly regarded Music Educator, Performer and Music Clinician. After having taught in the public schools of North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D. C., Mr. McCullough, regarded as a great teacher of performance, went on to become Director of Band and Chair of the Performing Arts Department at the Franklin Learning Center High School for Creative and Performing Arts, Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he directed the acclaimed Franklin Learning Center Jazz Ensemble and the 89 voice Franklin Learning Center Concert Choir. After retiring from the Philadelphia School District after 20 years of service, Mr. McCullough accepted the position of Professor of Bands at St. Paul's College, Lawrence.
Mr. McCullough was honored to tour and perform with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in the performances of his "Sacred Concerts" and was the first African-American to manage a major professional theater (in the round), The Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA, which presented acts such as Diana Ross, Nancy Wilson, the Ohio Players, “The Odd Couple” and many other major acts.
Among several awards, Mr. McCullough is most proud to be the recipient of the “Outstanding Alumnus and Musicians Award” presented by the music department of Norfolk State University. He is also the recipient of a Proclamation from the Mayor of Philadelphia proclaiming him an “Outstanding Educator, Mentor, and Musician”
Mr. McCullough is a life member of NANM (National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc.), and a life member of The NAACP and serves as 1st Vice President of the Norfolk Branch NAACP. He serves on the National Board of NASPAAM (National Association for the Study and Performance of African-American Music) and the Board of Directors of the Boys Choir of Hampton Roads.
Mr. McCullough is also a member NASPAAM of Hampton Roads and a member of the Hampton Roads Choir Directors’/Organists’ Guild and Is President of TAM (Tidewater Area Musicians).
He is a soloist and Conductor of the Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Choir as well as Artistic Director of the Boys Choir of Hampton Roads.
Mr. Julius E. McCullough is a 1963 Charter Member of Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Norfolk State University.
Mrs. Geraldine T. Boone is the Founder of the Boys Choir and has served as Accompanist since its inception.
Mrs. Boone's credits are many, but we mention just a few. Mrs. Boone is Professor of Music at Norfolk State University where she teaches piano, Music Theory, Counter Point and is Chair of the Masters of Music program.
Before beginning tenure at Norfolk State University, Mrs. Boone was the Director of Choirs at Blair Junior High and Middle School for many years.
Mrs. Boone is a Past President of The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. and is the President of the local chapter of NANM, The Tidewater Area Musicians Branch.
She is also the Founder and Director of The Chesapeake Civic Chorus.
Mrs. Geraldine T. Boone is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.