Reid F. Lessig Scholarship

The Kutztown University Graduate Organization of Bands is now accepting applications for the Reid F. Lessig Scholarship.  This scholarship was created in memory of Reid F. Lessig, a graduate of Kutztown University in 1972.  Mr. Lessig was a member of the KU Marching Unit as a percussionist and drum major from 1968 to 1972.  He continued as a show designer for the Marching Unit until his death in 1994.

All freshmen students who have participated in any of the following large group musical ensembles during their first year of college are eligible to apply: Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band.

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Recipients: Meghan Wald & Katherine McGrath!

Meghan Wald & Katherine McGrath
2018 Reid F. Lessig Scholarship Recipients


Dedication to Richard G. Wells


On October 7, 2017, Richard G. Wells was honored at the Owen J. Roberts Cavalcade Show of Bands for his years of service as a Music Educator.  After nine marching bands performed that evening, Mr. Wells conducted the combined sounds of the Kutztown University Marching Unit and the Owen J. Roberts High School Marching Band.  A super grand finale followed with all nine bands performing Shut Up & Dance.

During the evening, Mr. Wells was presented with a plaque bearing photos of both the Kutztown University Marching Unit and the Owen J. Roberts Marching Band.  The dedication reads: "In dedication to Richard G. Wells, Director of Band, Owen J. Roberts High School 1961-1968 and Kutztown University 1968-1997.  Thank you for your faithful years of service, for sharing your love of music and all that you have done to inspire thousands of students over the years.  ~ Will Rapp, Jeff Oxenford, Dan Neuenschwander, Todd Mengel.






30th Jazz Reunion

The KU Alumni Jazz Band celebrated their 30th Jazz Reunion on April 7, 2018.  For more information about this event, please visit: www.kualumnijazzband.com.