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Johnson, Mike (ed.) / Leblanc Bell : A newsletter for music retailers, educators, employees and friends of G. Leblanc Corporation
(May 6, 1996)

Grace notes,   pp. 14-15

Page 14

Diverse items of interest
to friends of music from
the world of Leblanc
Harvey Phillips, the tuba's most vis-
ible and widely hailed performer and
its most active proponent, was hon-
ored as this year's recipient of the Edwin
Franko Goldman
Memorial Citation,
the highest award of
the American Band- I
masters Association
(ABA). (G. Leblanc
chairman Vito Pas-
cucci was honored
with  this same
award in 1982.) At
this year's ABA con-
vention in San Antonio, Texas, Harvey
premiered a specially commissioned
work on his new namesake Holton
TU330C Phillips tuba, receiving an
overwhelming ovation. Congratula-
tions, Harvey, on being recognized by
this fine organization.
Aspiring composers are urged to
sharpen their pencils as the November
1 deadline approaches for the 1996
Third Biennial National Band Asso-
ciation/Merrill Jones Memorial Young
Composers Band Composition Con-
test. Anyone 30 years of age or younger
(born on or after November 1, 1966)
can submit a work for grade III/IV con-
cert band under eight minutes in
length. A prize of $1000 is offered along
with a performance at a national or
regional music convention. For entry
forms and information, write to Frank
Wickes, Director of Bands, Louisiana
State University, School of Music,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803. Good
luck to all entrants!
Erratum: The first-prize winner of the
1995 Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic
prize was Stephen Lange, not Keith
Brown, as was mistakenly reported in
the Winter 1996 issue of the Leblanc
Bell. Keith Brown is Lange's teacher at
Indiana University. Our apologies to
both gentlemen for the error.
You ought to be in pictures! Through a winning bid at a charity auction,
Leblanc president Leon Pascucci (above) won a walk-on appearance on the ABC-
TV sitcom Coach. Pictured here with series star Shelley Fabares, Pascucci spent a
day on the set filming two scenes for the episode entitled "Fantasy Camp." A
lifelong fan of Ms. Fabares-known for her early work on The Donna Reed Show,
her number-one record, "Johnny Angel," and as a spokesperson for the Alzheimer's
Association-Leon also met series stars Jerry Van Dyke and Craig T Nelson.
L the great sorrow of
the music world, John
Paynter, a master teacher
and champion of wind
music, died February 4,
1996. His musical exper-
tise, wit and friendship
will be sorely missed by
his colleagues, his stu-
dents and all who knew
him. Born 1928 in Min-
eral Point, Wisconsin,
Paynter began playing
clarinet in the fifth
grade. He received his
college education at
Northwestern Univer-
sity, serving as student
manager and assistant
conductor of the march-
ing band. Glen Cliffe John Paynter(1
Bainum, Northwest-
ern's band director, chose Paynter to
succeed him in that post, where Paynter
remained as band director and profes-
sor of conducting and composition for
44 years. He led the revival of commu-
nity bands in the U.S. and contributed
some 400 compositions and arrange-
ments to the wind repertoire. Paynter
served at least one term as president of
928-1996) on the NUpractice field in 1988.
nearly every band-related organization,
including the American Bandmasters
Association and National Band Asso-
ciation. "He taught us about pride,"
said Frederick Miller, former Dean of
Music at DePaul University and
Paynter's friend of 40 years, "and he
taught us about integrity-in our lives,
our work and our art."

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