Roy "Skip" Vandelicht
Skip Vandelicht is the Director of Bands at Central Methodist University. Mr. Vandelicht retired from the Fayette R-III School District following the 2007-2008 school year having taught there for 31 years. Besides his tenure at Fayette, Mr. Vandelicht also served as Adjunct Marching Band Director at CMU from 1983-1995 and as Adjunct Co-Director of Bands at CMU in 2007-2008. Along with his duties as Director of Bands at CMU, he also teaches classes in conducting, woodwind techniques and music education, as well as teaching applied woodwind lessons.
A native of Fulton, Mo., Vandelicht received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Methodist College in 1977, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984. From 1992-1994 he severed as Chairman of the Missouri All-State Band for the Missouri Bandmasters Association and from 1994-1996 he was President of the Missouri Bandmasters Association. He is the instrumental music adjudicator trainer for MSHSAA as well as a member of the MSHSAA Prescribed Graded Music List Committee and Sight Reading Committee.
Mr. 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 prestigious Bandworld Legion of Honor Award in 2004 and the National Federation of High School Activities "Music Educator of the Year Award for Missouri 2008." His memberships include the Music Educators National Conference, the Missouri Music Educators Association, Missouri Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, the National Band Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Central States Judges Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Fayette Optimist Club. Vandelicht is an active judge, clinician and adjudicator in Missouri and surrounding states.
Vandelicht and his wife Melody, a first grade teacher in the Fayette R-III School District, have two children and four grandchildren.