Friday's concert honors fallen firefighter
Dr. Robert Tucker, left, dean of music, fine arts and extended education at HPU, stands with Jordan Tucker and Karley Simmons after Friday’s Band Leadership Camp concert at HPU’s Mims Auditorium. Karley, whose father, Greg Simmons, died while fighting fires in Eastland County in April, was a member of a wind ensemble group to premiere a special selection in his memory composed by Jordan, one of Dr. Tucker's sons. Karley was one of almost 300 high school band students from across Texas on campus last week.
Karley Simmons, playing the French horn, performs with a wind ensemble during Friday’s Band Leadership Camp concert at HPU. The group premiered a special selection in memory of Simmons’ father, Greg Simmons, who was killed while fighting fires in Eastland County in April.