Directors Hall Of Fame Banquet
(C.H.) Wright Honored As Pioneer Oklahoma Band Director
Convention In Tulsa
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Collinsville HS band duirector, Ron Lewis, made the Hall of fame induction presentation
for the first Collinsville HS band director, C.H. Wright. Lewis was OBA president
OBA Hall of Fame plaque presented (posthumously) to Claude Wright July 23rd,
2008 is shown with his 1911 CHS baseball photo and a 1911 town band photo (&
his cornet at the newspaper museum).
cover of the 2008 OBA convention program inculded a photo of C.H. Wright playing
Wright Family Members
at the 2008 Hall of Frame Presentation:
(Front Row L-R) Emily Wright and Kimna Banks. Back Row: Phil
& Carol Wright, Jeremy & Jenny Laird, Yvette & Bill Wright, and
Ted Wright. H.R. Mills also attended and took this photo.
Wright was the youngster in the early 1940s Wright family band photo above and
the senior member of the 2008 photo above that..
Wright (right, last surviving son of C.H. Wright) accepted the award for his
father from Ron Lewis. Bill is a former editor of both the Collinsville and
Wright gave an acceptance speech for his Dad's award including his memory of
his dad starting him on clarinet at age four, playing with the CHS band as a
youngster, playing in the OU band and Navy band in Japan.
Collinsville OBA Honors
|There may be a few others
I don't recognize but noticed the following with Collinsville connections
already in the OBA Hall of Fame:
(1972) Hiram Henry (OSU) ...
my nephew Scott Henry's grandfather (Scott is also a C.H. Wright's great-grandson)
(1986) Oakley Pittman ...
former band student of C.H. Wright in Collinsville starting in about 1914
(2002) George Fain ... former CHS
... and Lonnie Fuller was director of the year in