Rehearsals will resume on Monday, October 3rd, at 7:00pm with interim conductor Paul Hammond. Please plan to attend if possible. We will begin to look at music for the Christmas concert on December 11.
Come join us at the Athens State's Carter Gymnasium for our Spring concert on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The concert will begin at 3:00pm. Songs will include:
Join us on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:00pm in the gym at Athens State University for some spooky and fun music! We'll be playing some of your screen and stage favorites as well as some more classical themed music suited for this holiday season. Hope to see you there!
We'll be performing at the August 16th Singing on the Square in Athens. Bring some lawn chairs and enjoy the sounds of your community band! We will be performing some marches, music from movies/broadway and music from the 70s. Hope to see you there!
Rehearsals are moving to the ballroom in the Student Union building this week and will be there until further notice.
Our next big concert is our Spring Concert. Daniel Carwile will be our guest soloist. The performance will be Sunday, May 20th at 3:00 pm in the gymnasium at Athens State University. The cost for the concert is $10 at the door.
Our mallet player, Judy Cafiero, passed away this past weekend. We will miss her greatly. I've posted here a copy of her obituary from the Athens News-Courier:
Judith Havely Cafiero, of Athens died Saturday evening, Nov. 12, 2011, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. She was 70.
Born April 8, 1941, in Morristown, Tenn., to Ernest and Jenny Havely, Judy had a precocious talent for music, a gift she shared as an artist and teacher.
She earned two degrees in music, a bachelor's from the University of North Alabama and a master's in piano performance from the University of Miami. Upon graduation in 1973, she remained in South Florida and embarked on a career in performing arts management, working for the Florida Philharmonic, the Ft. Lauderdale Opera Guild, and the University of Miami's Maurice Gusman Concert Hall.
In 1980 she took a position in public relations with the Miami Herald, a role that she relished and to which she devoted over two decades of her life. It is at the Herald where she spent her fondest years and where she met her beloved husband, the late Larry Cafiero. All the while, she remained committed to her community, serving as substitute organist for several South Florida churches, and to her university, becoming president of the University of Miami Music Alumni Association. In 2000, she was awarded the prestigious James K. Batten Knight Ridder Excellence Award for Community Service.
Putting compassion over career, she retired from the Herald in 2001 and moved to Athens to care for her aging family. Here she continued her life in the arts, teaching piano and performing at local churches.
To all who knew her, she was a consummate altruist, animal lover, and sports enthusiast.
Judy is survived by her brother, Dan Havely, and sister, Bess Ann Havely, both of Athens; stepchildren, Marianne Cadena of Miami, Larry Cafiero Jr. of Felton, Calif., Nancy Solano of Doral, Fla., Joel Cafiero of Hollywood, Fla., and John Cafiero of Debary, Fla.; niece, Sally Havely Girard of Norcross, Ga., and nephew, Sam Havely of Athens; grandnieces, Elizabeth Gwen Girard and Lydia Havely Girard, both of Norcross, Ga.
A memorial service will be held in Miami.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Athens-Limestone Hospital Intensive Care Unit or the church charity of your choice.
There will be no rehearsal on Monday, August 15. Please make plans to rejoin us on August 22!
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