Frank Wickes has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 27, 2020.
Former LSU band director Frank Wickes has died, LSU officials announced Monday, April 27. Wickes, 82, led the “Golden Band from Tigerland” from 1980-2010.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Incredibly heart broken this morning to hear of Frank Wickes’ passing. In my 2 years of being a member of LSU Marching Band, I always loved to see Dr. Wickes around the band hall and at practices and games. I had the honor of photographing his doctoral hooding ceremony last May💛 pic.twitter.com/lGC7zagBa9
— paige ellis (@pmellis_) April 27, 2020
We join Tigers everywhere in mourning the passing of an icon in the #LSU and music community. It’s not a sad day because the lessons that #FrankWickes taught, the passion for art that he instilled in so many, and the laughs he ensured will endure. pic.twitter.com/2SxNaF7L5R
— The Four Notes Club (@The4NotesClub) April 27, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
So sad to learn about the passing of Frank Wickes, a fellow dual Tiger & Gator.
My favorite Wickesisms:
“HIT IT, like a big gold rock!”
“Tubas! Stop sluggin’ around like a bunch of slugs.” pic.twitter.com/AFw92FvEO2
— Phillip C. Arceneaux (@phil_arceneaux) April 27, 2020
I’m sad to hear of the passing of LSU Director of Bands Emeritus Frank Wickes. Although I never had the opportunity to work with him, I can see what an impact he had on many band programs in the state of Louisiana. He will be missed, no doubt. Thinking of my LSU friends today!
— Derek Stoughton (@DerekStoughton) April 27, 2020
Frank B. Wickes, LSU’s longtime director of bands and Tiger Marching Band director, dies at 82 | News | https://t.co/dzA3axNdx1 … proud to have been a Tiger marching band member during his first year at LSU https://t.co/UaHy6C77c7
— Ross Roussel (@rjroussel) April 27, 2020
.@LSU lost one of its great leaders this morning. Frank Wickes served LSU for 30 years. Under his direction @LSUBands continued to rise in national prominence. His legacy lives in the lives of his students and those of us who were honored to know him. https://t.co/u1TypG514e pic.twitter.com/XRgFuiSXB9
— Paul Dietzel (@PaulDietzel) April 28, 2020