International President & CEO, Executive Council
Robert Eklund is the President of the World Association of Marching Show Bands. He is an internationally recognized adjudicator. He is a continuing jury member of the Sudler Shield Competition for Marching Bands in the United States of America and was twice a member of the World Music Contest Jury.
He was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity Mu Alpha Hall of Fame. Mr. Eklund was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world. A recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Foundation’s Legion of Honour Award, he was also presented with Band World’s prestigious Phoenix Award as one of the ten best North American Band Directors in Music Education. He was also presented with the Canadian Band Association’s International Award for best representing the ideals of their association around the world.
Mr. Eklund is a life member of the National Band Association, a life member of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, a Past President of the Canadian Band Association, and was twice Chairman of the North American Band Directors Coordinating Council.