Vaughn Wiester


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Band Director

Vaughn Wiester recalls the day he played with the Woody Herman band for the first time.  The famed leader called out a tune he knew and Larry was ready to jump right in.  "They started playing all of these different notes, playing off each other and making such great music I was lost.  I realized I didn't know as much as I know, but I sure learned.”  He kept that attitude while teaching at the college level and with each of his students over the years by giving the students the opportunity to play with the pros.