Rarely does any state have the opportunity to have a husband and wife as Hall of Fame honorees. Weldon and Verna Covington have invested over 70 years to the teaching of students and music education, and although they have retired, they still share their love of music with everyone. He studied at North Texas Agricultural College, now North Texas State University, and received his degree from Simmons College in Abilene, now Hardin-Simmons University. He received his Master's Degree from the University of Texas and completed further studies at the Ithaca Conservatory in New York.
He began his teaching career in Austin in 1931 and taught at Austin High School until 1953. He was appointed Supervisor of Instrumental Music in 1953 and served in that capacity until 1973. Weldon served as State Band Chairman, State Orchestra Chairman and was elected President of TMEA in 1947. He was a member of Phi Beta Mu, TBA, and TMEA.