Bloomington Community Band

NAMED CHAIRS

Beginning in 2014, donors to the BCB who give $5,000 or more have the opportunity to honor a person by naming a chair for them.

 

HONOREE NAMED CHAIR CURRENT HOLDER DONOR
Paul O. Sawyer Brass Gary Wiggins Gary Wiggins
Robert A. Phillips Conductor Ryan Yahl Charles H. Davis
Ralph Leucht Concertmaster Chuck Davis* Charles H. Davis
RoseMary Lang Woodwinds Julie Kraft Charles H. Davis

* by virtue of the position held in the band

Paul O. Sawyer was director of bands at several Indiana high schools, including Charlestown, Tipton, Dover, Decatur Central and Greenwood.

Robert A. Phillips was a founder and conductor of the Indianapolis Symphonic Band.

Ralph Leucht was a long-time concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphonic Band and solo clarinetist with the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra.

RoseMary Lang was professor of clarinet and other woodwinds at Butler’s Jordan Conservatory of Music.

OTHER NAMED FUNDS

In conjunction with the inaugural endowment fund drive in 2012, the band established two named funds, one for its founding director,  Newell Long, and the other for long-time Indiana University music librarian Ralph Papakhian.