Tony Johnson, President of the Project Management Training Alliance and founder and President of Crosswind Project Management, Inc., was a member of Crosswind, the band, while living in Kansas. When Tony founded Crosswind Project Management in 1998, he did so by paying homage to his musical roots and including the Crosswind name. Now the band, which formed in 1978 and played as recently as 2021, is being honored with an induction into the Kansas Hall of Fame, class of 2022. The press release announcing this distinction is provided below.
BELOIT, Kan. – Crosswind, a Manhattan area band, will be inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame in July.
The Kansas Music Hall of Fame says 9 bands from around the Sunflower State will receive awards and be inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2022. It said those bands are as follows:
- Crosswind – Manhattan
- Slate Creek Band – Wichita
- Switch – Dodge City
- Moreland & Arbuckle – Wichita
- Alferd Packer Memorial String Band – Lawrence
- Carol Spears – Lawrence
- Stan Plesser – Kansas City
- Steve Hanson – Salina
- Janelle Monáe – Kansas City
Standard rules for the potential KSMHoF inductees require having started their careers in the field of music at least 20 years beforehand. The Bill Lee Award allows for a possible exception to that rule.
KSMHoF said it was established in August 2004 to honor the music, musicians and related institutions that have made a significant contribution to the Sunflower State and the Greater Kansas City area. The purpose of the organization is to recognize those of the past, and present and encourage those of the future.
The 2022 KSMHoF induction ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.