ABC - Staff

ABC/WIBC Operational Staff

Scott McKee

ABC/Bandworld/WIBC CEO

A Western International Band Clinic staff member since 1990, Scott assumed the full-time position of Managing Director of the American Band College and Organizing Chairman for WIBC in 2002. In 2015, he was appointed as the CEO of Bandworld, ABC and WIBC.

Scott holds a bachelors degree in music education from Southern Oregon University and a master's degree through the American Band College. He taught many years in the public schools of Oregon (Scappoose and Springfield), and is still active as the conductor of the Willamette Valley Honor Band in the Eugene area.

In addition to band adjudication, Scott is busy guest conducting honor groups in the Northwest and Brisbane, Australia at the Griffith Conservatorium of Music. In 2004, he was elected Associate Member of the American Bandmasters Association.

Paul Kassulke

ABC/Bandworld/WIBC Director of Operations

A member of the first graduating class of The American Band College in 1994, Paul assumed a full-time position with ABC/Bandworld/WIBC and moved to Oregon in 2007.

Paul previously served the Lutheran Schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota for 31 years. He has a B.S. in Education from Dr. Martin Luther College and a masters degree from Southern Oregon Univ. He currently serves as the Director of Operations for ABC/Bandworld/WIBC.

Paul has been on staff with ABC from 1999 and WIBC since 2000 and is now the supervisor of the Honor Bands and the liaison to the WIBC guest bands. He has also served as guest conductor for Honor Choir Festivals in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Washington. He continues to run marathons in his spare time and is active as a church musician and choir director.

Stacy Swartout-McKee

ABC/Bandworld/WIBC Executive Assistant

As the choir director/clinician with the American Band College and staff member with Western International Band Clinic, Stacy joined us as Executive Assistant in 2021.

Stacy holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from University of Oregon. She recently retired with 30 years in music eduction, having taught choral music in Oregon. Her most recent position was the Director of Choral Music at Springfield High School in Springfield, Oregon.

In her spare time, she enjoys landscaping, being a grandmother, and traveling with her family.

Max McKee

ABC/Bandworld/WIBC Executive Director

Editor of Bandworld Magazine and co-founder of Western International Band Clinic, he is Professor Emeritus of Music at Southern Oregon Univ. where he served as Director of Bands from 1967 to 1994. He is now Executive Director of The American Band College masters degree program in which over 200 candidates from over 47 states and 8 foreign countries are enrolled.

Max also continues as a WIBC Board member, has served on the Oregon Arts Commission and in 2014 was elected Chairman of the Board of the John Philip Sousa Foundation. He received the NBA Citation of Excellence and is a two-time recipient of the Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Certificate of Merit. In 1999 he was inducted into the Northwest Bandmasters Assoc. and received the Sousa Foundation’s highest award, The Medal of Honor.

He is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, hosted its 1988 national convention in Ashland and served on its Board of Directors from 2000-2002. Max was also presented the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic's Music Industry Award, the WBDI World of Music Award and the A.A. Harding Award by the ASBDA.