Glen Belcher is a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and a resident of Cookeville, Tennessee. He and his wife, Faye, have been married for 50 years and moved to Cookeville in 2012. They have two daughters, Amy Swallows (Adam) of Cookeville, Tennessee and Jennifer Biter (Pat) of Clarksville, Tennessee and three grandchildren.
Mr. Belcher is a retired band director, having taught for 37 years in Tennessee and Alabama. He taught for 33 of those years at Fayetteville Junior High School in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He earned a B.S. in Music degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1970 and received his Master of Arts in Music Education degree from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1972. In 1974, he was one of the founding members of the Tri-Lakes Band Directors Association and served as secretary/treasurer of that organization for more than 10 years. During his career as a band director, he has been guest conductor for Honor Bands in both Alabama and Tennessee.
Mr. Belcher played euphonium with the 129th Army National Guard Band in Nashville from 1970 – 1976. He performed for a number of years with the Tennessee Valley Winds in Murfreesboro, TN and was a featured soloist with that ensemble on multiple occasions. He was a member of the Roberson County Community Band from 2010 -2012 and currently plays with the Cookeville Community Band and the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band (Crossville.) Between December 2014 and August 2015 he was privileged to serve as interim co-director of the Cookeville Community Band.
Mr. Belcher became conductor of the Cumberland County Community Band in August 2015, and in 2020 he assumed his present role as Assistant Conductor.