W.O. Smith Music School Band Plays at the Ryman for the “Gift of Music”
On January 24, 2013, five W.O. Smith Music School students performed on the 6th Annual Dustin J. Wells “Gift of Music” concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The students had the opportunity to share the stage with Peter Frampton, Peter Cetera, Lee Greenwood, J.D. Souther and other wonderful artists.
The Dustin J. Wells Foundation honors the memory of a very special young man. After the loss of Dustin Jack Wells in a car accident in 2005, his family and friends searched for ways to keep his memory alive and allow his life to continue touching others. A fund was set up and the dollars collected are used for the sole purpose of reaching out to others in Dustin’s honor. Dustin J. Wells is the son of prominent Nashville cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Dennis Wells of the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry and W.O. Smith Music School Board member.
All proceeds from the event benefit the school and since the inaugural event in 2008, over $300,000 has been raised by The Dustin J. Wells Foundation for W.O. Smith School of Music.
Congratulations to band member Christian Balderas, Kristyn Burke, Dana Gipson, Pearl Lomax and Khalil Poore on their great performance!