Chuck Henson is recognized by hundreds of thousands of band members and fans as the “Voice” of Bands of America Championships, for which he has been announcing since 1987. His introduction to Bands of America began in 1984 as a color guard clinician at Music for All’s Summer Symposium. Chuck has also served on Music for All’s communications and sponsorship staff.
Today, Chuck is the Traffic and Transportation Reporter for Bay News 9 television in St. Petersburg, Florida. Considered an expert in his field, he has been reporting traffic and transportation in major metropolitan areas for 18 years, including in Chicago, Miami, Orlando and the Tampa Bay area. Originally from Florence, Kentucky, Chuck is an alumnus of the Boone County High School Band and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism, and he has been recognized by the State of Kentucky as a “Kentucky Colonel.”
Chuck believes MFA and BOA are much more than the programs they provide – more than the certificates, awards and trophies. All one need do is look into the eyes of the participants and families to see their joy.
As Chuck puts it: “I believe who I am today is a direct result of my involvement in music and music education. Music for All embodies everything I find to be positive and uplifting in my life, and my desire for, and achievement of, excellence.”