Kanawha bands holding concert to benefit retired directors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Multiple Kanawha County middle and high school bands will take part in a concert Sunday to raise funds for two retired band directors.

The concert will be held at Capital High School to benefit Bob Scott and Ken Johnson. Scott previously worked at Capital High School, while Johnson was the director at Stonewall Middle School. Both men were band directors for more than three decades.

The Dunbar Middle, George Washington High, Herbert Hoover High, Riverside High and Capital High schools are scheduled to perform.

Bruce Mullins, the Riverside High School band director, said both men had tremendous impacts on their students.

“A large percentage of them have gone on in life to pursue music as adults. A lot of them are band directors,” he said.

While he did not disclose the specific issues of concern, Mullins said both men are dealing with medical problems in their families.

“During the concert, we’re going to take donations for the benefit of their families,” he said.

The concert begins at 2 p.m.

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