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 Temple University and receiving a Master’s Degree from 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, Virginia.
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.), where he serves as 2nd Assistant Director of the Eastern Region coveing branches from Virginia to New Your. He is also president ot the Tidewater Area Musicians Branch of NANM, Inc.. He is a life member of The NAACP and serves as 1st Vice President of the Norfolk Branch NAACP. He served on the National Board of NASPAAM (National Association for the Study and Performance of African-American Music) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys Choir of Hampton Roads.
He is Artistic Director of the Artistic Director of the Boys Choir of Hampton Roads and is the former Artistic Director of the Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Choir.
Mr. McCullough is owner and publisher of the daily devotional now in it eighteenth year, "Jules’ Inspirational Message". To subscribe email request to email@example.com.
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 is a graduate of Virginia State College (Now University) and received her Masters Degree from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester.
Mrs. Boone's credits are many, but we mention just a few. Mrs. Boone is a retired Professor of Music of Norfolk State University where she taught piano, Music Theory, Counter Point and was 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 First Vice President of The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. and eight years as 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.