Wes Wilson
1933 - 2011

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Personal Music History
Studied through private lessons for 10 years during public school age. Stopped playing for 47 years. Began playing again in 2001 with New Horizons Bands in Dallas and Denton, TX.

Statement about New Horizons Band
New Horizons Bands are a wonderful opportunity for "over 50" people who are at any talent level. These bands have wonderful/fun players, great leaders, and a fabulous variety of music! I never leave a practice or a concert without feeling a huge lift upward, no matter how I felt going in. In summary, this ongoing experience is great for the soul, to develop new friends, and have lots of fun. Music is the universal language!

Tribute to Wes
Wes Wilson was one of the cornerstones of the New Horizons Band-Dallas, being one of the original six charter members of the band. Wes served as band president in the early 2000s, was responsible to see that every member, old and new, had a band shirt of the proper size, and was always there to lend a hand where it was needed. The band has not known a kinder and more gentle man than Wes. He will be ever so missed by one and all in the band. Here is Wes as we will always remember him.

Wes D. Wilson, age 78, a resident of Irving since 1957, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Born March 3, 1933 in Richmond, Indiana, he was the son of Elden H. and Gwendolyn Spitler Wilson. A U S Navy veteran during the Korean conflict, he later graduated from Tri-State College (now University) in Angola, Indiana. He was a civil engineer. Married to Ione Thomas June 7, 1953 in Richmond Indiana, they moved to Irving in 1957. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Dallas and the New Horizonís Band. Survivors include his wife Ione; daughter Vickie Horn of Grapevine and son Ralph Wilson and his wife Beth of Dallas; former son-in-law, Tye Horn; and grandchildren Andrew Horn and wife Jeanette, Travis Horn and wife Emily, Natalie Horn and Sophia Wilson. Wes' burial will in the Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana. Memorials may be made to The New Horizons Band.