Greensboro, NC -- Retired NC A&T State University Band Director Dr. Johnny Hodge has died. A school spokeswoman confirmed that he died Sunday morning.
Nettie Rowland says additional details were not readily available.
In the late 70's, early 80's Hodge was one of two new band directors that took over the Aggie marching band. Under his direction the marching band became the powerhouse that it is today. He is also credited with helping to rename the North Carolina A&T marching band the "Blue & Gold Marching Machine".
Hodge served as Director of Bands for four decades. He retired from NC A&T in 2003.
WFMY News 2/NC A&T website