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Lon Wright

Lon attended Augustana College and graduated with a BS in Music Education in 1969. During his college career he was active in performing on clarinet and saxophones. From 1966 to 1970 he performed with the Sioux Falls Municipal Band and worked part time at a local music store as an instrument technician. He also performed in the Augustana College Concert Band and the Northlanders Jazz Band.

After eight years of directing school bands, he began a career in music business. In 1985 he started his own music business which specializes in musical instrument sales and repair.

From 1985 to present time he has been principal clarinet with the Marshall Municipal Band, clarinetist with the “Disciples of Dixie” Dixieland band, performed on saxophone and clarinet in the Route 68 Big Band, and played clarinet and bassoon in the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra. He performs as a woodwind player in Marshall’s annual summer music theater. In Marshall’s annual summer music theater he is is a woodwind player in the pit orchestra.

He has been an adjunct member of the SMSU music faculty as woodwind instructor since 1989.

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Lon Wright with a clarinet

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