It with sadness that we share news of the passing of Dr. James E. Croft. Dr. Croft was selected as an Honorary Life Member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association in 2004. He also served as a conductor of the Iowa All-State band. He was a graduate of both Cornell College and the University of Northern Iowa and taught in the Iowa public schools at the beginning of his career. He is most recognized as the Director of Bands at Florida State University from 1981-2003. Dr. Croft is survived by his wife Diana. He spent a lifetime teaching music at the highest level and inspired thousands of students and colleagues. A full obituary can be found on the Florida Bandmasters website (http://flmusiced.org/fba/dnn/).