Band director selected at WVWC

After an extensive national search, West Virginia Wesleyan College has named Logan Lindsey as director of the Marching Band. Under his leadership, the college looks forward to re-establishing Marching Band as a co-curricular offering beginning in fall 2014.

For more than 50 years, between 1922 and 1979, Marching Band played an important role in enriching the campus. The college looks forward to re-establishing this tradition after a 35-year absence.

“We are pleased to have Logan join our college community,” commented Vice President for Enrollment Management Bernie Valento. “He is a highly talented musician, composer, and director with considerable experience. His vision, strong leadership skills, and commitment to student success make him a wonderful fit.”

Lindsey received his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has been a director and performer in many venues of marching band, jazz, and classical music that will all come to fruition at Wesleyan. He intends on gearing the Bobcat Marching Band toward a unique blend of styles bound together with southern flair that will make Wesleyan’s band stand out amongst other collegiate bands.

“Above all, I value the dedication of students to the family atmosphere of the band so we can build a standard of community, traditions, and entertaining performances,” commented Lindsey. “In turn, I will dedicate myself to the success of the students in their academic careers so we have them as lifelong members of the band.

“Wesleyan is primed for a successful marching band,” Lindsey continued. “The alumni have a proud tradition to look back on, and we have a bright future to create. I know that the musical talents already existing here will provide strong building blocks for restarting this program and distinguishing it in style from any other band.”

Lindsey has been involved in the direct success of several high school and collegiate marching bands. His strong skills in this area led him to start his own drill writing and music arranging business that operates every summer for numerous high schools and universities.

Lindsey frequently appears with Bonerama (Jazz/Rock/Funk group based out of New Orleans), regional orchestras, the Danger Seekers (Appalachian Funk), The Roots Crew (house band for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”), and many others in addition to being a performing guest soloist at many colleges and universities. In the past, Lindsey has performed in orchestras or combos with artists such as Wycliffe Gordon, Yo-Yo Ma, Placido Domingo, Doc Severinson, Joshua Bell, and many others.

For more information on the Marching Band, please contact Logan Lindsey, director, at 800-722-9933.

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