1937 – 2021
Director – German Band
Harris Wood took up the baton as director of the German Band in 2009. Harris played the French horn and joined the Concert and German Bands in 2003. He led the Mount Vernon Concert Band during the Christmas concert season of 2006. Mr. Wood also played with other community bands in the Northern Virginia area. He passed away after a lengthy illness on January 4, 2021.
Harris was student conductor of his college band at Rice Institute and played principal horn with the El Paso (Texas) Symphony Orchestra during a summer session. Later, Harris became deeply involved with the Kendall Betts French Horn Camp in northern New Hampshire, where he was a participant and longstanding Board member. The Mount Vernon Community Bands will be making a donation to the camp in Harris’ name.
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