Frank Wickes

Induction: January 31, 1981

Frank B. Wickes has served as Director of Bands at Louisiana State University since 1980. In 1999 Wickes was honored at LSU with an Alumni Professorship. In April of 1994 he was featured in the cover story of the Instrumentalist Magazine. Other honors include the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Medal, the Phi Beta Mu National Bandmaster of the Year, the Presidency of the National Band Association, The Southern Division Presidency of CBDNA, and the Presidency of the American Bandmasters Association. Wickes taught for fourteen years in the public schools of Delaware and Virginia. From 1973-1980 he served as Director of Bands at the University of Florida. The LSU Wind Ensemble under his direction has received many accolades from many notable composers and conductors such as Morton Gould, Vincent Persichetti, Karel Husa, David Maslanka, Donald Grantham, and Frederick Fennell.