Robert Eklundis the President of the World Association of Marching Show Bands. He is an internationally recognized adjudicator. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity Mu Alpha Hall of Fame. He is a continuing jury member of the Sudler Shield Competition for Marching Bands in the United States of America. Twice a member of the World Music Contest Jury. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the World.A recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Foundation’s Legion of Honor Award, he was also presented with Band World’s prestigious Phoenix Award as one of the ten best North American Band Directors in Music Education. He was presented with the Canadian Band Association’s International Award for best representing the ideals of their association around the world. Mr. Eklund is a life member of the National Band Association, a life member of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, a Past President of the Canadian Band Association and twice Chairman of the North American Band Directors Coordinating Council.