KMEA Hall of Fame
Lynn Harrington
Inducted in 2021
Lynn Harrington served as the Instrumental Music Director over a span of 37 years at Hesston, Conway Springs, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Bartlesville OK, Denver - Cherry Creek, Wichita East, Leon Bluestem, and Augusta. In addition he directed church choirs for 25 years and maintained a private studio. His degrees (BME and MME) came from Wichita State University. Between his time at WSU, Lynn entered the Army Bands and attended the Navy School of music, performing with the 5th Army Band as a saxophone soloist. Lynn also performed with the 49th Army NATO Band in Italy.

Harrington was a founding member of KBA, President of NEKMEA District, served as District Band and State Jazz chair. Other areas of service include Hays Band Camp, Johnson County Parks Summer Musicals, and Kansas Ambassadors of Music European tours on eight occasions. Milestones include the KC Chiefs halftime show in 1974, KMEA Festival performances in 1979 and 1984, and SW MENC Kansas City conference in 1977. Professional associations include KMEA, KBA, ABA, Kappa Kappa Psi, NEA (life member), and 5th Army Band alumni.