On April 9, 2020, Oklahoma Scottish P&D Drum Major Benny Hughes was laid to rest. As a band we could not be there due to covid restrictions, but we were represented by Keith Roberson.
Benny was an original “OG” band member and was the heart and soul of the band. Old age and the problems that come with it took him out of the action for the past few years but it never dampened his love for the band and his band mates, which to both, he was fiercely loyal.
Such a long and interesting life he packed into his 93 years. A husband, a father, a brother, a warrior and a friend.
He will live on in our band’s history and its future because of the numerous band stories that we have of him and his exploits. It always seemed that we were just the musical accompaniment for the “Benny Hughes Show” because everywhere we went people gravitated to him and we think in secret he was okay with that.
We are lucky to have been a part of his family.