O. Richard Bundy joined the University Park faculty in 1983. Retiring in June, 2015, he was director of the Penn State Marching Blue Band. In addition, he taught courses in conducting, marching band techniques, instrumental music education, and band literature.
He received his undergraduate degree in music education from Penn State and, after receiving a master's degree from The University of Michigan, returned to Penn State for his doctoral degree. Prior to his appointment to the faculty, he served as trombonist with the United States Continental Army Band and as band director/instrumental music instructor in the Iroquois School District, Erie, Pennsylvania.