Wesley “Wes” Fisher was born in 1913. As a youth he began playing the violin and bass violin. While attending Reading High School, he was student director of the concert band, organized a string ensemble, and joined the Reading Symphony Orchestra as a bassist. Mr Fisher was the bassist for the Reading Symphony Orchestra for over fifty years as well as playing with the Lancaster Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Valley Forge Symphony, Pottstown Symphony, and Allentown Symphony orchestras.
He also organized and conducted the Reading Pops Orchestra. During his long professional musical career accomplishments, Mr. Fisher served the local community in many ways as a member of boards, committees, and festivals.For many years he was involved with the “Music in the Schools” program, and, in fact, helped broaden its scope in both musical content and school locations. During his long musical career, Wes Fisher collected music scores from a variety of sources and created a significant collection, which he generously donated to Reading Area Community College in the 1990s.