Eddie Green has died, according to a statement posted online on Jul. 24, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
I am forever grateful for Mr. Eddie Green. My teacher, my mentor and my friend. I was heartbroken when I got the call this a.m. May you RIP Mr. Green.I am glad I either called or text him often.I have spent countless of hours talking to Mr. Green on phone over the past 32 years. He always told me that he would never ignore my phone call because he cared so much about me and my well-being!Here is a text from him on Wed. July 21,2020Know you will be glad to be back teaching steadily. We do appreciate your friendship. Take care of yourself darlin’.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Kevin Sedatole wrote
So sad to hear of Mr. Eddie Green’s passing this morning. It’s so hard when heroes pass. We all believe they will live on for forever. Through Mr. Green’s legacy that’s exactly what will happen.
I met Mr. Green in 1979 when he came to Spring High School to do one of his first clinics in the Houston area. I was a junior in high school. Mr. Green knew my dad from competing against him at the old Six Flags Invitational.
So, when Mr. Crain, introduced me to him, he acted like he already knew me. During our preparation for the 1980 Midwest performance, Mr. Green was an enormous help.
That began a very long friendship. Even though I didn’t go to UH, I would regularly have long conversations about music with Mr. Green at either TMEA or TBA.
He loved to be challenged even by a very green uppity young music educator. He was extremely influential to me as I entered the teaching field. He would make regular visits to Hildebrandt Intermediate in the Klein ISD.
Later on in my career, when I was Director of Bands at Baylor, I remember him seeking me out after a TMEA performance to tell me how proud he was of me quickly followed by “are you happy with that?” I said “today, yes. Tomorrow we’ll keep working.” He said “right, keep working.”
I regret I’ve not seen Mr. Green in a very long time. I always admire his dedication to the craft, his complete willingness to help music educators (particularly young teachers) and his overwhelming loyalty to his students.
RIP Mr. Green. You will long be remembered.
Derek Stoughton wrote
Mr. Green was always very kind to me when I was teaching in McKinney; he would often come and clinic our bands and would consistently have wonderful things to say to myself and my students. He would also always check in on me at various conventions th…
Patrick Flynn wrote
I was a student at WMU when Mr. Green was Director of Bands…..learned so much those 2 years before he left to return back home to warmer weather….he despised Michigan winters. What a legacy.
Maureen Holzmer Ross
Such a beautiful tribute. I’m so sorry for your loss, Kevin. It’s hard when our heroes and mentors pass. I’m pretty sure you are a living honor to his legacy.
Cindy Swan-Eagan wrote
Mr. Green was my director for 3 of my 4 years at WMU ~ his 3 years at WMU. He had the teacher’s heart. I learned so, so, so much from his patient example. I have a heavy heart today, too.
Scott Boerma wrote
I’m so sorry to hear this, Kevin. It’s especially poignant to me that he was one of my two predecessors as Director of Bands at WMU who have passed within a week of each other. RIP Eddie and Bob.