Director of Bands
Bill Wynn is the Director of Bands at Heritage High School. He comes to the position after having spent 15 years as the Director of Bands at Heritage Middle School. Since opening in 2005, Heritage Middle School has had its symphonic, jazz, and percussion ensembles earn superior and grand champion ratings throughout the Southeastern United States. Mr. Wynn began the band program at Heritage Middle School after four years at Tyner Academy in Chattanooga, TN.
Before moving to Chattanooga, Mr. Wynn was an active musician in the Chicago area, performing as a bass trombonist with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Elmhurst Symphony, the DuPage Symphony, the Southwest Suburban Symphony, and the Chicago Brass Choir and as a baritone vocalist with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, His Majesty’s Clerkes, and the Ravinia Festival Chorus. In Chicago Mr. Wynn also taught brass lessons, master classes, and music theory at the MERIT School of Music.
In Chattanooga, Mr. Wynn has been the low brass instructor at Cadek Conservatory of Music (Chattanooga, TN) and performed with the Chattanooga Symphony, Enigma Tuba Quartet, and the Chattanooga Trombone Quartet. Mr. Wynn’s private brass students have been top All-State members in six states, principal players in the Chicago, Atlanta, Chattanooga, and St. Louis youth symphonies. Mr. Wynn holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Music Degree in Conducting from the American Band College at Sam Houston State University. Mr Wynn has also completed two years of graduate study in Developmental Cognitive Psychology at the University of Chicago and three years of graduate study in Music Education at the University of Georgia. He is ABD in both disciplines.