About Davone Wingo
Get to know Davone Wingo
Omar prides himself in his usefulness as a utility musician. While more at home in the Classical idiom, he also enjoys performing as a Jazz musician and pit orchestra woodwind doubler. He has performed in the music pit of the Spartanburg Little Theatre (woodwinds) as well as with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra (saxophone). He currently performs with the Ol’ 74 Big Band based in Rutherford County as second alto sax and serves as the pianist for Life in the Harvest Christian Center in Concord, NC.
Omar holds the rank of Specialist in the United States Army Reserve as a saxophonist with the 208th Army Band under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Robert Slade. His duties with the band have allowed him to travel around the Southeast from Kentucky down to Florida in various musical and administrative capacities to include ceremonial parades, Jazz Combo, Big Band, and Concert Band.
Omar’s main instrumental teachers include Dr. Jessica Lindsey (clarinet, UNCC), Dr. Mattox Whitfield (Classical saxophone, GWU), Dr. Will Campbell (Jazz saxophone, UNCC), Tony Hayes and Wally West (Jazz saxophone, GWU), Dr. Oland Summers (bassoon, GWU), Bob Campbell (horn, GWU), Dave Wulfeck (trombone, GWU), Dr. Carolyn Billings (piano, GWU), Patricia Harrelson (voice, GWU), and Patrick McGinty (percussion, GWU).
Omar has an eclectic collegiate experience that has allowed him not only to study various musical disciplines but also to pursue advanced studies of foreign languages to include Spanish, French, and American Sign Language.