USAF RETIRED BAND DIRECTORS SOCIETY
Retiree Bulletin - 12 – 84
A great deal has happened since our last bulletin. We have heard from people whom we never heard from before and do hope they will continue to keep in touch. Of course our faithful correspondents never let us down. Many thanks to all.
Folks, if a death occurs in our society, I would appreciate your letting me know ASAP so I can inform our membership. Also, if you change your address and don't let us know, the mail is returned. Yes, we can get your address through writing to either Denver or Randolph, but it is expensive and we just don't have that kind of money. So just drop us a card.
Enclosed is a copy of a newspaper article "Ephrata Review" which will show you that Col Howard is still making headlines. This year has been an "Honor" year for him. While in Chicago attending the MENC Conference, Dr Russell Getz, President of MENC presented him with the MLNC Certificate of Appreciation (their highest Award). Later while attending the ABA Convention at Tempe, AZ, he was elected to Honorary Life Member by the ABA. CONGRATULATIONS !! Col, we are all proud of you.
Last March we spent 20 days in the United Kingdom. Managed to visit 18 of 25 people whom we wanted to see and attend a wedding too. During this trip I learned from Sir Vivian Dunn - a long time friend from The USAF Band days and my tours in England - that he would be teaching during the summer at Troy University in AL. We did visit him at the university and two things of interest resulted. First, we were taken on a tour of the "National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors" - (Note enclosed information, you will know a few of the bandleaders on the list). Second, I was honored and pleased when Dr Long and Sir Vivian asked me to share the podium at the bands final concert for the summer. Our next trip we managed to put 6283 miles on our car which took us to Oklahoma, Colorado, Ohio, New York, Mass., Penna, Del., Virginia, South Carolina and back to Florida.
Settled in their new home at Colo Spgs, CO. They have purchased a new Winnebago, Chieftain 22 foot long, motor home. They are joining a caravan in November and will tour Mexico for four weeks. They should have a nice time and have a nice report for us when they return.
Out on the go with their Airstream trailer. They have subscribed to a mail forwarding service and until further notice their address is: P.O. Box 2010, Sparks, NV 89431. They have visited some of our society during their travels in northwest USA.
After retirement from USAF, Vic taught in the Washington State school system and now enjoys his full retirement; is doing a little investing and enjoying life. He is in good health and very happy.
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