Band News Notes


This page will be devoted to any Current News concerning Band Members, former Band Members, Staff and Friends of the Band, etc. All are invited to submit news and updates for this page.

January 24, 2021 -- We are informed of the death of Nick Miller, age 74, on January 10th, 2021. Nick was a Founding Member of the Band, Tuba player, and the Band's Librarian for many years. Nick had a Ph.D in Music Theory from the University of Iowa and played Violin as well as Tuba. He served as Assis. Conductor at rehearsals when needed. His Obituary can be read on the Emmerson-Bartlett website. A Memorial Service is planned for May.

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December 16, 2021 -- We are informed of the death of Allyse Smith, age 54, on December 15, 2021 of natural causes in her sleep. Allyse was a Regular Member of the Band in the early years and was the sister of Ann Shea (flute), of brother Leonard Crane of Washington State, and the daughter of Charles Crane (deceased) who played clarinet in the Band for many years. She played Baritone Horn and was a Cellist as well. She was a graduate of Redlands High School and her health had been in decline for many years. She can be seen in the above picture of the Band from 1981 -- third from the right in the back row, and in the following pictures -- second from right in the left picture from 1984 and in the left background holding the toddler Rebecca Shea from 1987. No funeral service is planned at this time. She will be greatly missed by her companion of many years -- Harvey Burton.

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