Roy Skip D. Vandelicht
Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music
Skip Vandelicht was appointed in 2008 after teaching for 31 years in the Fayette R-III School District. The Fayette High School Band earned numerous honors and awards, including playing for the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention four times, under his leadership. Besides his tenure at Fayette, Prof. Vandelicht also served as Adjunct Marching Band Director at CMU from 1983-1995.
A native of Fulton, Missouri, he served from 1992-1994 as Chairman of the Missouri All-State Band for the Missouri Bandmasters Association and from 1994-1996 as President of MBA. Prof. Vandelicht is an instrumental music adjudicator trainer for Missouri State High School Activities Association as well as a member of the MSHSAA Prescribed Graded Music List and Sight Reading Committees. Skip also served MMEA Band Vice-President from 2008 – 2010 and College/University Vice-President from 2014-2016.
Prof. Vandelicht received the Music Teacher of the Year Award from the Missouri Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1982, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Central Methodist in 1990, the Orpheus Award from the Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in 1991, the Bandworld Legion of Honor Award in 2004, and the National Federation of High School Activities “Music Educator of the Year Award for Missouri 2008”. Skip was inducted into the Missouri Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame in 2013, received a Gold Chalk Award for excellence in teaching from CMU in 2013 and the Carolyn and Tad Perry Fellow Award from CMU in 2014. Prof. Vandelicht is an active clinician, adjudicator and conductor for bands in Missouri and surrounding states. Skip and his wife Melody, who teaches first grade, have two children and five grand children.