Mr. Bill Brawn was Dobie's first band director and he stayed until 1983.
He has his own Facebook appreciation group here.
He is still active, listed as the Bass Trombone player in the Lone Star Symphonic Band this past year.
And he is much beloved.
A Round Up from the RoundUps, plus a few extras.
From the 1968-69 book
courtesy John Pfister
(sometimes black and white yearbooks just don't capture the panache)
When I posted this on the FB page, all kinds of lovely memories were posted in response.
The Brawn Dobie Band Reunion Group in 2013
And Mr. Brawn in 2014