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Clayton Applegate

Clayton Applegate

Clayton Applegate
Band & Orchestra Sales & Repairs

Working at Damm Music Center since June 2013

Clayton, a Wichita native, started as a trumpet player, but by high school had switched to the tuba. He graduated from Emporia State with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Clayton was a band director for three years at a private school in Junction City and during that time spent four years on the Kansas State University Marching Band staff.

Clayton worked previously in the Manhattan and Emporia area as a band instrument repair tech and a road sales rep for over ten years. He has an extensive background in performance ranging from the marching field to the concert hall to the jazz club. He played in the Emporia Municipal Band for fourteen years and served on their board of directors for 10 years. He played in three different jazz/swing bands, including one he co-founded. He also played for several years in both a brass and low brass ensemble. Clayton also has owned a small DJ business for over fifteen years.

Clayton is the co-founder of the Youth For Music program in Emporia, KS. He has served as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor on a variety of occasions and is a life and honorary member of both the national honorary band fraternity and sorority.

Currently, Clayton lives in Goddard with his wife (who he owns an accounting business with) and two children. He is a former member of the Goddard City Council and is a current member of the Goddard Chamber of Commerce. 

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