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John Wacker Memorial Commission

Organized by: Marc Reed

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THE STORY:

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: mareed@fortlewis.edu

$5,570

 

56% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Marc Reed

    $100

  • Jason Crafton

    $100

  • Ward Yager

    $100

  • Remus Morosan

    $100

  • Jennifer Dearden

    $100

  • Rob Murray

    $200

  • Tim Altman

    $100

  • Tim Farrell

    $100

  • Logan Place

    $100

  • Randy Grabowski

    $100

  • Alexander Davis

    $100

  • Stephen Dunn

    $100

  • James Davis

    $100

  • Ryan Gardner

    $100

  • John Cord

    $100

  • MSU Denver Music Dept.

    $100

  • Mark Fenderson

    $100

  • David Reynolds

    $100

  • Kate Umble

    $100

  • Calvin Hofer

    $200

  • Michael Arndt

    $100

  • Richard Rulli

    $100

  • Brian Walker

    $100

  • Rick Bogard

    $100

  • Steven Dube

    $100

  • Mark Arnold

    $100

  • Allan Dean

    $100

  • Zachary Garcia

     

  • Adam Lambert

    $100

  • Arlin Buller

    $200

  • Jim Yarrington

    $100

  • Bill Davis

    $50

  • Michael Averett

    $100

  • Tom Pfotenhauer

    $50

  • Chris Hansen-Murray

    $100

  • William Clendenin

    $100

  • Judith Saxton

    $100

  • Wiff Rudd

    $100

  • Mark Lynn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Connie Schulz, Brassworks 4 Sheet Music

    $100

  • Larry E. Wells

    $100

  • Jason Bergman

    $100

  • Craig Ketels

    $100

  • John Irish

    $100

  • Colorado Bandmasters Association

    $500

  • John Adler

    $100

  • Susan Rider

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Eric Swisher

     

  • Joe Nibley

    $100

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Donor Comments

Joe Nibley

Joe Nibley

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Eric Swisher

Eric Swisher

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Susan Rider

Susan Rider

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

John Adler

John Adler

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Colorado Bandmasters Association

Colorado Bandmasters Association

DONATION: $500

CBA would like to contribute to this wonderful project, and pay tribute to John Wacker, an incredible supporter of Colorado bands and their directors. 3 years ago

John Irish

John Irish

DONATION: $100

For Jeff and Terri in John's memory. 3 years ago

Craig Ketels

Craig Ketels

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jason Bergman

Jason Bergman

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Larry E. Wells

Larry E. Wells

DONATION: $100

Miss you friend... 3 years ago

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