WJ Julian, one of the most innovative leaders of the UT Pride of the Southland Band, passed away May 26. He was ninety-two.
Julian led the band for more than thirty years. He was dedicated to a standard of excellence that became a trademark of the band during numerous presidential inaugurations and bowl game appearances. The band’s performance has become legendary in Knoxville and throughout the world of college football.
Condolence cards or notes for the Julian family can be sent to the band office addressed to The WJ Julian Family c/o The University of Tennessee Bands, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 227 Natalie Haslam Music Center, Knoxville, TN 37996-2605.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the University of Tennessee Band Scholarship Fund or the W J Julian Endowment Fund at the University of Tennessee, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, 2277 Natalie Haslam Music Center, Knoxville, TN 37996.