Georgia: Madison Argo, a Wheeler High School Band Director, Passed Away

Last Updated on September 30, 2023, 4:32 am

East Cob community mourns its cherished Band Director, Madison Argo.

Madison Argo Died
Madison Argo (Image via Facebook)

Madison Argo, a second-year Wheeler High School Band Director, passed away unexpectedly, leaving the community shocked and loved ones aggrieved. A Cob County School District spokeswoman released a statement to the local media, confirming his death, that said,

“We mourn along with the Wheel High School community following the passing of the School’s band director. Our Thoughts are with his family, friends, and all those who are grieving. School counselors will continue to be available to support students and staff during this difficult time.”

Who was Madison Argo?

Madison Argo was the band director at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. He instructed the School’s marching band, conducted class bands, and supervised all programs at the School. Wheeler’s band is decorated with programs like Wildcat Pride marching band, three large ensemble classes, color guard, drumline, jazz band, and pep band. It is also honored to be the only local High School band performing at the East COBBER parade recently. Before that, Mr. Argo was band director at Rowlett High School in Dallas, Texas, where he conducted the Honors and jazz bands and instructed the marching band.

Mr. Argo was a native of Alabama. He earned his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Auburn University and a Master’s in Wind Conducting from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His primary instrument was the Trumpet. The Ball State Band Program said on social media,

“He was a dedicated member of the BSU (Ball State University) staff and a tremendous asset to the BSU Band program. Madison’s sense of humor and boundless energy were contagious.

Madison’s spirit will go on through his students, colleagues, and friends. ”

He had served as an adjudicator and clinician in Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, and Texas. He had performed ‘Five Seasons’ as a member of Cobb Wind Symphony in Mariette, Georgia, at Midwest Clinic, the College Band Director’s National Association Conference (Southern Division), and GMEA In-Service Conference; he presented the session ‘Strike-Up the Stands: Innovative Ideas for Athletic Bands’ at the 2019 GMEA In-Service conference.

He was a dedicated teacher who had a zest for life. His peers describe him as full of life and a burst of energy. He always had a smile on his face, and his laughs were contagious. He loved everyone, and everyone loved him. He significantly impacted the lives of those who had the privilege to know him. His sudden, unexpected death has come as a shock to everyone. The entire community mourns this precious soul taken away well before his time.

What happened to Madison Argo?

He passed away unexpectedly. The details of his death have not been made public. His passing has cast a somber cloud over the community nonetheless. His absence will be felt deeply by all those who knew him.


The community has outpoured support for the family and friends in this crucial time. They have offered condolences and shared their sorrow on social media.
The Rowlett High School Mighty Eagle Band wrote on social media,

“The Rowlett High School Mighty Eagle Band is deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mr. Madison Argo, former MEB Assistant Band Director. His loss is deeply felt by the students, parents, and staff who had the pleasure of knowing him. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.”
Dale-Tracy Turner wrote,

“Your pictures bring back memories of some great times! Our hearts are broken. Madison’s passion, energy and joy for life were unmatched. We were blessed to know him! He made things so fun, always.”


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