Wind Ensemble to Present “Remembrance”

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Wind Ensemble, September 2023 performance

Lee University’s Wind Ensemble will perform its second concert of the season on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. It will take place in Pangle Hall on Lee’s campus. 

“The concert, titled ‘Remembrance,’ will include pieces that will allow us to remember events and people that are important in our lives,” said Joel Denton, director of Wind Ensemble and instructor of music education at Lee. “It should be an amazing evening of wind band music.” 

The program will highlight compositions by Tschesnokoff, Copley, and Reed, among others. A composition by Lee’s former Wind Ensemble director, Dr. David Holsinger, will also be performed. 

Prior to joining Lee’s School of Music, Denton served as director of bands at Ooltewah High School for 37 years. In 2015, he was awarded the John Phillip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor for his contributions to the band, and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts has honored him on three separate occasions. He is also an elected member of the East Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association (ETSBOA) Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Bandmasters Hall of Fame.  

Denton currently serves as the Tennessee state chair for the National Band Association and as the president-elect of the Tennessee Music Education Association. He is also a former president of the ETSBOA and the Tennessee Bandmasters Association. 

The Lee University Wind Ensemble is committed to the highest level of performance of instrumental ensemble literature for winds and percussion and performs for special concerts on Lee’s campus throughout the year. 

The concert is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. It will also be available for livestream viewing at

For more information, contact Lee’s School of Music at (423) 614-8240 or email [email protected]

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