He is a past officer of West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association and has chaired numerous events including all west Tennessee band and orchestra auditions, West Tennessee Concert Band Festival and Tennessee all state jazz ensemble. He was co-conductor with his wife Paula, of the Bartlett Community Concert Band for almost 10 years.
His bands have consistently received superior ratings at local and national festivals for the past 20 years. Mr. Turner is a member of the national association for Music Educators, Phi Mu Alpha – Professional Music Fraternity and Phi Beta Mu, - Honorary Band Directors Fraternity. He recently retired from a 36 year career teaching band in and around the Memphis area.