Dale Cleland has been involved in the musical life of Lake Oswego since 1966 when he was hired to be the Band Director at Lake Oswego High School. Since that time he also held positions of Band Director at Lakeridge High School, Coordinator of Music, Director of Music and Athletics, and Director of Programs and Services at the District level. When he retired in 1992, he was Assistant Principal at Lakeridge High School.
Prior to his move to Lake Oswego, Mr. Cleland was Band Director at Cascade High School in Everett, Washington. His formal education was attained at the University of Iowa, where he earned the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Arts degrees. While at the University of Iowa, Mr. Cleland studied privately for five years with one of the world’s finest clarinet teachers, Himie Voxman. Since that time, Mr. Cleland has taught privately and performed on clarinet and saxophone in many dance and concert bands. He currently performs with the Millennium Clarinet Quartet and the Millennium Dance Band.