CHARLES W. (BILL) MAUPIN is a native of Carrollton, Missouri and a graduate of Carrollton High School. He received his B. S. and Masters degrees from the University of Missouri at Columbia and has done additional graduate work throughout the country. Mr. Maupin was director of music at Braymer C- 4 Public Schools for three years and was an instrumental music teacher in the Chillicothe R-2 School System for thirty years. He also served as Chairman of the Music Department for twenty-seven years. His middle school and senior high bands have appeared a number of times for the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference/Clinic.
Mr. Maupin has held many state and regional-level leadership positions, including State Band Vice-President (1976-78), Vice-President/President Elect (1978-80), and State President (1980-82) for the Missouri Music Educators Association; Chairperson for Retired Music Teachers (four terms); and Executive Secretary of the North Central Missouri Bandmasters Association (twenty-nine years). Mr. Maupin has also held civic leadership positions, including President of the Chillicothe Kiwanis Club, President of the Chillicothe Fine Arts Council (three terms), Co-Chairman of the Chillicothe Bi-Centennial Committee. At the First Christian Church, he has served as Board Moderator (two terms), Director of the Chancel Choir (twenty-five years), and an Elder (present).
He has been on the Director’s staff, Summer Music Camps, at Northwest Missouri State University, Truman State University, Tarkio College, and the University of Kansas. He serves as contest judge and clinician throughout Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, and Alaska. He has conducted many conference, regional, and all-district bands. For several years he was a performing member of The Boone County Bassoon Band, and he currently performs with the Chillicothe Orchestral Ensemble and the Marshall, Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Maupin has received numerous awards, such as the Chillicothe Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator Award (1976), the Bell Telephone “Silver Baton Award” for outstanding community service (1981), and Chillicothe R-2 Teacher of the Year (1994). In 1995 he was inducted into the Missouri Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame and in 1999 he was inducted into the Missouri Music Educators Hall of Fame. His professional affiliations include MSTA, MMEA, MENC, RTA, MBA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Mu, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a member of the Tribe of Mic-o-say.
Mr. Maupin resides in Chillicothe, Missouri. His wife of 43 years, Marsha, was a fourth grade teacher and also taught elementary art. They are the parents of three children, Julie McCoy, and Jeff and Wade Maupin. He has five granddaughters, Emily, Heidi, and Maggie McCoy, and Mollie and Hannah Maupin, as well as three grandsons, Matthew and Brett Maupin and Austin Bates. And he has two adopted grandchildren- Austin and Faith Kelly. He enjoys sports, listening to music, refinishing work, antiques, and spending time with his family.