Brunch Thanks, Upcoming Dates, Meeting Highlights, More

A Great Brunch of Guys Special thanks go out to all the musicians for the jazz brunch on Saturday during the 2011 reunion and to John Norton for putting it all together and providing the pianos. The main players were Richard Garrett and Jack Dresher on bass, Sam Fredericks on drums, and Dave Edmunds and John Conner on saxes and John again on his Electronic Wind Instrument. And thanks to the others who sat in and wowed us with their talents. It is a constant amazement at just how many tremendously skilled musicians come out of the woodwork just to take part in our little get together.

Upcoming Dates February 11, 2012 – Board Meeting at the Opelika Marriott July 17-22, 2012 – 82nd Reunion

Bass Amps, Combined Bands and More Thanks to the Board members and the general-membership meeting attendees on July 23, 2011, we now have new board members (see Peter Blaise letter) and new scholarship recipients (see thank-yous). Members made money available for new software to publish The Bridge, and identical bass amps will be supplied in both the Lounge and the Ballroom at future reunions. As is part of the normal cycle of many era bands, leaders of the 1900s and 2000s bands have decided to combine forces for the 2012 reunion.

Keep Us Swinging! Your dues and scholarship gifts help our alumni group and the current band stay strong. Send dues ($20/yr.) to…

Wade Johnson, AKAA Treasurer 4868 Camp Grandview Rd. Millbrook, AL 36054

Send scholarship gifts to…

AKAA Scholarship Fund c/o Fritz Siler 3110 Deer Chase Ct. SW Snellville, GA 30078.

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