Kilgore College band director retiring

Photo Source: Kilgore College
Photo Source: Kilgore College

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Kilgore College:

KILGORE, TX - Kilgore College Band Director Wayne Smith has announced his retirement effective Sept. 30.

Smith has served as KC's band director for 10 years, beginning in August of 2000.

"I have really enjoyed my 10 years here as band director," Smith said. "I have just chosen to retire at this time."

Dr. Richard Harrison, dean of Liberal and Fine Arts, said that Smith has worked tirelessly for the past 10 years as band director, and began the Ranger Band Alumni Association to keep up with former members.

"Wayne has done a lot for the band over the years, including building the number of instruments that the college owns," Harrison said. "We wish Smith the very best in his retirement."

Kevin Ogilvie, who currently serves as associate band director and director of percussion studies, will take over as interim band director to finish the current academic year.

According to Harrison, plans are to open the position in the spring to hire a permanent band director for next year's academic school year.