Bruce F. Cook

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Bruce Farrell Cook came to Clemson in 1966 as interim Director of Bands while John H. Butler pursued his doctoral degree at the University of Georgia. He directed Tiger Band from 1966 to 1980, except for three years, 1971-1973, while pursuing his doctorate. Appointed Director of Bands in 1980, he continued to be actively involved in all aspects of Tiger Band until 1990 at which time he became "Founding" Director of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Retired since 1996, he continues to be an avid Tiger Band fan and has spent hours compiling and editing material for the Tiger Band Pass-in-Review DVD project.

Dr. Cook, known affectionately to band members as "Daddy" Cook, received undergraduate and graduate degrees from West Texas State College (now West Texas A&M University) and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, awarded in 1975.

He is Director Emeritus of the Brooks Center and Professor Emeritus of Music.

  • Biographical material from Volume one of Pass in Review, 1959-1979, a video history of Tiger Band performances, CUTBA.

He lives in the Hillcrest Avenue home erected in 1917 by Board of Trustees Emeritus and assistant professor of English L. A. Sease.

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