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Music disciple - Class Notes Extras
March 2010 Issue
Scotty Wilbanks spent his college nights and weekends playing in clubs, churches, weddings and at other gigs across the Southeast. Back then, his audiences didn’t care that he was a student majoring in music education at UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. They cared that Wilbanks knew how to sing and entertain them on the saxophone, piano and keyboards. They didn’t realize that his talents were being honed and developed by day at UGA, during a period of his life that Wilbanks calls crucial to his success as the keyboard player for the Grammy-winning band Third Day and as a Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning record producer. “I took my last exam and literally left and got on a tour bus that night,” says Wilbanks, who lives in suburban Atlanta. That was to be a roadie with Christian group NewSong, which invited Wilbanks a couple of months later to join the group, performing for larger audiences than the Athens clubs where he …
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