Kenyon Wilson
Kenyon Wilson
composer | teacher | performer

  Dr. Kenyon Wilson

Memorial Commission

Chattanooga Memorial Commission

To honor the Sailor and four Marines killed in the July 2015 shooting, a consortium of 68 high school, university, community, military, and brass bands joined Chattanooga composer Kenyon Wilson to create a new work for concert band. Five was completed in 2016 as a musical missing-man tribute.

Participating Bands (sort by commission order | premiere | type | location )

Brass Band

2016
Feb
20
Roman Festival Brass
Don Robinson, director
Rome, GA
conducted by composer
2016
Jul
17
Jericho Brass
Frank Hale, director
Chattanooga, TN
River City Brass
James Gourlay, director
Pittsburg, PA
2016
Oct
9
Southern Stars Symphonic Brass
Steven Sudduth, director
Crossville, TN
2016
May
5
Brass Band of Nashville
Andy Corum, director
Nashville, TN
2016
Apr
25
Mansfield University Brass Band
Nathan Rinnert, director
Mansfield, PA

Community Band

conducted by composer
2016
Apr
14
Dalton/Whitfield Community Band
George Barnett & Mickey Fisher, directors
Dalton, GA
2016
Feb
28
Quad City Wind Ensemble
Brian Hughes, director
Davenport, IA
conducted by composer
2016
Oct
23
Greater Cleveland Concert Band
Sarah Pearson, director
Cleveland, TN
conducted by composer
2016
May
15
Mid-South Symphonic Band
Jim Souders, director
Chattanooga, TN
2016
Sep
10
Carroll Community Wind Ensemble
Terry Lowry, director
Carrollton, GA

High School Band

conducted by composer
2016
May
12
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School
Rich Stichler, director
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
conducted by composer
2016
Apr
22
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
David Butler, director
Chattanooga, TN
2016
May
12
East Hamilton High School
Molly Epperson, director
Ooltewah, TN
conducted by composer
2016
May
17
Chattanooga Central High School
Joshua Bloodworth, director
Chattanooga, TN
conducted by composer
2016
May
19
Hixson High School
Matt McHenry, director
Hixson, TN
conducted by composer
2016
Apr
27
Signal Mountain High School
Shelby Walker, director
Signal Mountain, TN
2016
May
15
St. Edward High School
Angelo Kortyka, director
Lakewood, OH
conducted by composer
2016
Apr
28
Dade County High School
Chris Chance, director
Trenton, GA
2016
Apr
21
South Pittsburg High School
Gabe Lajas, director
South Pittsburg, TN
conducted by composer
2016
May
1
Boyd-Buchanan School
Jeremy Womack, director
Chattanooga, TN
2016
Apr
28
Soddy Daisy High School
Joshua Light, director
Soddy Daisy, TN
Whitwell High School
Michael D. Griffith, director
Whitwell, TN
2016
Apr
28
Rhea County High School
Brad Denton, director
Evensville, TN
Bradley Central High School
Kristan E. Ware, director
Cleveland, TN
2016
Apr
26
Ooltewah High School
Joel L. Denton, director
Ooltewah, TN
2016
Jun
9
Almaty International School
John Christian, director
Almaty, Kazakhstan
2016
May
23
Bristol Eastern High School
Amy Bovin Dauphinais, director
Bristol, CT
Del Valle High School
Tom Guyton, Timothy Kaiser, & Mary Zapchenk, directors
Del Valle, TX
2016
May
2
New Ulm High School
David J. Stordalen, director
New Ulm, MN
2016
May
9
Princeton High School
Jim Baxter, director
Princeton, MN
2016
May
3
McCallie School
Brent Alverson, director
Chattanooga, TN
Northview Academy
Becky Terry & Taylor L. Franklin, directors
Kodak, TN
2016
May
17
Rutherford High School
Trevor Hayes, director
Panama City, FL
2016
May
9
Red Bank High School
Marcie Smith, director
Red Bank, TN
conducted by composer
2016
May
3
Ridgeland High School
Rick Chambers, director
Rossville, GA
2016
May
7
Sprayberry High School
Andy Esserwein, director
Marietta, GA
2016
May
17
Tecumseh High School
Joe McInchak, director
Tecumseh, MI
Ringgold Bands
Tracy Wright, director
Ringgold, GA
conducted by composer
2016
May
2
Gordon Lee High School
Burt Haynes, director
Chickamauga, GA
2016
May
3
Russellville High School
Dewayne Dove, director
Russellville, AR
2016
May
26
Ventura High School
Paul Hunt, director
Ventura, CA

Military Band

2016
Nov
11
34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band
David J. Stordalen, director
Rosemount, MN

University Band

2016
Feb
23
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Matthew Smith, director
Chattanooga, TN
2016
Feb
25
University of West Georgia
Cale Self, director
Carrollton, GA
Glenville State College
Lloyd E. Bone, Jr., director
Glenville, WV
2016
Mar
31
Chattanooga State Community College
Nick Hartline, director
Chattanooga, TN
Cameron University
Matthew Mireles, director
Lawton, OK
2016
Apr
26
Valdosta State University Concert Band
Eric Bradshaw, director
Valdosta, GA
2016
May
3
University of San Diego
Jeffrey Malecki, director
San Diego, CA
2016
Nov
13
Ferris State University
Richard Scott Cohen, director
Big Rapids, MI
2016
Apr
17
Tarleton State University
Gary Westbrook, director
Stephenville, TX
2016
Feb
29
Austin Peay State University
John Schnettler, director
Clarksville, TN
Central College
Mitchell B. Lutch, director
Pella, IA
Texas Woman's University
Brandon K. McDannald, director
Denton, TX
2016
Nov
13
University of Tennessee at Martin
John Oelrich, director
Martin, TN
2017
Nov
20
Clemson University
Mark Spede & Tim Hurlburt, directors
Clemson, SC
2016
Apr
30
Seton Hill University
Timothy L. Ellison, director
Greensburg, PA
2016
Apr
14
Washington State University Symphonic Band
Troy Bennefield, director
Pullman, WA
2016
Jan
30
Limestone College
Patrick K. Carney, director
Gaffney, SC
2016
Apr
25
Western Kentucky University
Jeff Bright, director
Bowling Green, KY
2016
Apr
12
Mercer University
Douglas Hill, director
Macon, GA
University of Georgia
Cynthia Johnston Turner, director
Athens, GA
2016
Apr
7
Jacksonville State University
Kenneth G. Bodiford, director
Jacksonville, AL

Individual Donors

Jay Parke
Fort Rucker, AL
Tom & Holly Jedlicka
Satellite Beach, FL
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Chattanooga, TN
Tuscaloosa Symphony Guild
Tuscaloosa, AL

Details

  • Scored for Concert Band, British-style Brass Band, or Orchestra, Grade III-IV.
  • Style is lyrical and tonal, ca. 7:00.

Five Tributes

Nov
6
Chattanooga Youth Orchestra
Nov
20
Clemson University
Feb
20
Tampa Bay Symphony

Brass Events

Aug
21
Trombones at the Lookouts
Nov
26
Chattanooga TubaChristmas

Performances

Jul
3
Chattanooga Symphony
Oct
6
Augusta Symphony