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
II 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. rn THE LEBLANC BELL SPRING/SUMMER 1996 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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