Musicians to gather in harmony in Lenny Knight’s memory

As Dover High School band director Lenny Knight led a group in a “bandathon” when they played as many songs as they could in an hour. Mr. Knight, who was assistant director of bands at Delaware State University, died this week.

DOVER – The community is invited to attend a Musical Celebration of Life for Lenny Knight Friday at 7 in the Dover High School gymnasium.

The event is an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Mr. Knight, who worked at Dover High for 15 years as a music instructor.

Current band members, as well as alumni band members from the “Lenny Knight”-era, will be performing.

Mr. Knight died on March 14 at the age of 46. His funeral service is on Saturday, starting with a viewing at 9 a.m., and will also take place at Dover High School.

Mr. Knight, a 1989 graduate of Dover High School, was known not only for directing the Senators’ award-winning Rolling Thunder drumline, but for his overall passion for music that he enjoyed instilling in his students.

He was hired to work with the Dover band’s percussion section in 2000, after graduating from Delaware State University, and was named band director in 2007.

In 2015, he left the Capital School District to work at DSU, his alma mater, as an assistant band director.

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