Delaware State University
Assistant Band Director Lenny Knight Passes Away
Lenny Knight, who died Tuesday, 03/14/17, leads his Dover High
musicians in the playing of the national anthem
at the 2013 DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game. (Delaware
State News file photo)
Mr. Lenny Knight, age 46, was a
fixture in directing Dover High Schools band for 15 years
and spurred on the award-winning Rolling Thunder Drumline at his
alma mater. He left in 2015 to become an assistant band director
at Delaware State University. When he unexpectedly passed away on
03/14/17, the news was announced to the DSU Band by former DSU
Director of Bands, Randolph J. Johnson, who mentored Mr. Knight
when he was a student in the 1990s and later worked with him.
Johnson spoke at a meeting for band members on campus Wednesday
afternoon, 3/15/17, that included available counselors and school
officials. Some Dover High School students also attended.
My message was that the
pain will never go away, but if he touched you in life, even
though hes physically not here any more, he will always be
in your heart, Mr. Johnson said. Click Here for More Information about
The sousaphone section of the
Band took a special group photo to honor the memory of their
former teacher and friend.
L-R: Joshua Reserve, Jorge Vega - Other
names to be added.
Included in the above photo are
Joshua Reserve and Jorge Vega, Alumni of the East Orange Unified
Marching Band. Other alumni in the DSU Band include: Nneka
Ajaghanna, Dancer; Neil Davis, Trumpet Section Leader; Desmond
Drake, Trumpet; Amanda George, Mellophone; Adnett Tomlinson,
Saxophone Section Leader; Natalie Tomlinson, Baritone; and
Dominique Turnage, Percussion (Cymbals). You can
see most of them HERE.
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