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"For pretty much his whole life, he ate, drank and slept band," he said. "Everything he was, was all about band and the students and the program at UNR. As a teacher, he was very dedicated to his students and to growing the program over the years."

"He always handled it correctly, and that's why 10 to 20 years later, those students are back performing in his bands again voluntarily," he said.

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While McGrannahan was sometimes tough on Saucony Dixon Trainer his students, Martin said, he always balanced high expectations with compassion.

Passionate. That's the word Daniel Barthel, a former student and now band director at DePoali Middle School, used to sum up the 63 year old McGrannahan, who is retiring June 30.

"Dr. Mack has always been a dedicated and tireless teacher, and he truly cares about his students," Martin said. "And he also walks the walk. He expects everything from his students, but he worked harder than anyone I know to help us and keep us going."

McGrannahan is the main reason Lara Martin, now a music teacher at Kate Smith Elementary School, came from Danville, Calif., to UNR to earn her degree.

"Great band director/music educator," the rating continues. "Plays great music. His private students seem to know their stuff.

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Martin's husband, Steve Martin, met his future wife when she was the color guard coach and when he was a teaching assistant for UNR's marching band under McGrannahan's leadership.

"It's hard to believe that he will be done doing band at UNR because he has been such a solid Saucony Type A6

Reno Wind Symphony with Martin as his assistant director, and he also is the director of the Reno Municipal Band.

band," Barthel said. "Even if you hardly had any contact with you, he seemed to know your name."

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member of the music community for so long, especially at UNR," Barthel said.

But music is part of McGrannahan's life, and although June 30 will be his last day as a music teacher at UNR, he won't be giving up his baton.

"He knows his stuff. Cares a lot about his students," according to the anonymous student who gave McGrannahan a top triple A rating.

Tough but caring

"Yes, he was stern, but only when the group was not bringing what they should," Barthel said. "In a band, you need to be there. You can't be a solo adventure.

´╗┐Stalwart of UNR music program retiring

"He was a bit of the Energizer Bunny," said Steve Martin, who is a composer and music publisher. "He seemed to have endless energy and he would work five or six days in a row like it was nothing."

"I loved teaching the kids. That's what I'll miss the most," McGrannahan said. "But I can't imagine my life without music."Born in Murray, Ky., into a musical family, McGrannahan began taking piano lessons at age 5.

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Dedicated, but no pushover. The stocky, sometimes steely eyed McGrannahan earned a reputation for expecting the best from his students.

"Mack" McGrannahan III stands in his office at the University of Nevada, Reno. McGrannahan joined UNR's music department in 1975, and became leader of the university's bands in 1979. In 1969, UNR lost its marching band, but he brought it back in 1980. "Mack" McGrannahan III not only helped bring back the marching band after its demise in 1969, he also taught thousands of students who now are musicians or music teachers across the country.

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