John Wacker Memorial Commission
Organized by: Marc Reed
Dr. John Wacker, Professor of Music at Western State College, died in an car accident on May 11th, 2014. John was a mentor, colleague, and friend to countless people in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Colorado. His loss was a tremendous blow to those that knew and loved him.
Kevin McKee (http://www.kevinmckeemusic.com/) is almost finished writing a memorial piece for trumpet and piano, a medium that was close to John's heart. Individuals who donate at least $100 will be given the right to participate in the May 10, 2015 Mother's Day premier event that will occur across the country. They will also be allowed to perform the composition during the six month exclusivity period, which will run from May 10, 2015-November 10, 2015. Initial distribution to the consortium will be done electronically via PDF around April 15, 2015. Once any kinks are worked out, a hard copy of the trumpet and piano parts will be mailed to each contributor. Consortium members and their institutions (if applicable) will be listed in the final printed work.
We are very happy to report that Kevin's composition fee has been met! Every dollar raised at this point goes directly to a college fund setup for John's children, Brian and Elizabeth.
Please don't hesitate to contact Marc Reed with any questions.
Marc's Cell: 970-518-0258
Marc's Email: email@example.com