The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band was founded in 2008 by Dwight Wages. The ensemble is under the baton of conductor Dr. Steven Sudduth (University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky).

The personnel includes:

Eb Soprano Cornet
Stephen Collins (Knoxville)

Solo Bb Cornet
Charles Decker (Cookeville)
Alex Wilborn (Baxter)
Dwight Wages (Crossville)             
Eric Scott (Nashville)

Bb Repiano Cornet
Mike Mitchell (Knoxville)
(alternate) Tim Michaels (Oak Ridge)

2nd Bb Cornet
John Gardner (Cookeville)
Jeff White (Crossville)

3rd Bb Cornet
Matthew Loggins (Cookeville)
Steven Arnold (Cookeville)

Chris McCormick (Cookeville)

Solo Eb Alto Horn
Greg Danner (Cookeville)

1st/2nd Eb Alto Horn
Lisa Burden (Knoxville)
Bill Boyd (Monterey)

1st/2nd Baritone
Carroll Gotcher (Cookeville)
Jack Strotman (Cottontown)

Jonathan Romero (Murfreesboro)
Glen Belcher (Cookeville)

1st Trombone
Adam Featherston (Nashville)

1st/2nd Trombone
Joe Christian (Knoxville)
Jon Walton (Knoxville)

Bass Trombone
Chuck Lyons (Portland)

Eb Tuba
Stuart Henry (Knoxville)
Briana Diebler (Murfreesboro)
Tracy Luna (Cookeville)

BBb Tuba
Thomas Chestnut (Murfreesboro)
Jacob See (Knoxville)

Kelly Jo Birmingham (Smithville)
Jonathan Wright (Smithville)
Jayson Smith (Williamsburg, KY)
Brandi Tabor (Williamsburg, KY)
Susannah Clabough (Knoxville)

Music Librarian
Gary Moss (Crossville)

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