John Frederick (Fred) O'Bryant (b. 1949, Memphis, Tenn.) is an American clarinetist, composer and librarian.
Mr. O'Bryant holds a BA from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and an MSLS from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as a science and technical services librarian at the University of Virginia from 1982 to 2015.
Mr. O'Bryant egan playing clarinet in the seventh grade; he studied clarinet with Phil Vance and later with Frederic Lubrani at Memphis State University. He served as principal clarinetist for the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra (Hickory, NC) 1974-75; clarinetist with the Charlottesville Municipal Band (Charlottesville, VA) 1979-present
Mr. O'Bryant began arranging for band in high school and continues to the present. He began composing for band as well in 1995.
Works for Winds
- An Albemarle Overture (2009)
- Emblem of Honor (2016)
- The Happy Hikers (1996)
- The High Trail (1999)
- The Land of the Mountain and the Flood (as arranger) (1887)
- MV Explorer (2009)
- On Thin Ice (2020)
- A Proper Magical Spell (2011)
- Rise and Shine (2005)
- Silent Night (as arranger) (1818)
- Song for a Friend (2004)
- Fred O'Bryant's Home Page Accessed 6 May 2020