Frank Wickes, longest-running band director in LSU history, dead at 82

April 27, 2020

Frank Wickes, longest-running band director in LSU history, dead at 82

BATON ROUGE – A former LSU Band director who held the position longer than before or since his time at the university has passed away.

According to the Advocate, Frank B. Wickes passed away at the age of 82 at an assisted living facility in Fleming Island, Florida.

Wickes served ad director of the Golden Band from 1980 unitl his retirement in 2010.

LSU presented Wickes with an honorary doctorate of arts degree at the school’s spring commencement last May.


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