Millers to present program at CHS meeting tonight

Published 1:10 am Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Covington Historical Society will have a musical program when it meets at 6:30 tonight, Thurs., Sept. 28, in the Charles Dixon Room of the Andalusia Public Library.

Wayne Miller, a 1963 Andalusia High School graduate, will present a program of sacred and popular music, and will recount members of his band days at AHS. Miller, who plays oboe, will be accompanied by his wife, Becky.

Growing up in Andalusia, Miller also was an active member in the music programs at FBC Andalusia.

His band director, Lacey Powell, started him on the oboe in 1957. Miller later earned a master’s degree in oboe performance from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1968. After graduating from USM in 1968, he moved to Jackson, Miss., and became a band director where he served for more than 35 years. He played first first oboe for 14 years in the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. He currently plays oboe in five music groups in the Jackson area, and works as a substitute teacher in Madison County. This year will mark his 50th year as an educator.

The Millers have two grown sons and enjoy all five of their grandchildren who live near them.