W. Arthur “Prof” Sewell (Faculty 1919-1950)
THS Band Director
“Blow that horn, boy!”
The premier director of the Tucson High Band, who together with Miss Vail wrote the music to the song “All Hail to the Badgers.” A dedicated and inspiring instructor in instrumental music, Prof Sewell was a Mecca for musicians for 37 years. He helped keep the Tucson Symphony Orchestra alive until it was self-sustaining. He is rightfully known as “Mr. Music” to his former pupils and those who enjoyed listening to his well-trained orchestras and bands. Prof served as a captain in World War I, was a member of Kiwanis, private music teacher and a role model par excellence.