Bloomington Community Band
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.