Monthly Archives: May 2013

2011 Book, Alabama Musicians, Includes Knights

In 2011, The History Press published a book titled Alabama Musicians that mentions Knights alums Jim “Teeny” Mahaffey (AKO 1957-’61), Toni Tennille (AKO 1959-’60) and Dave Edwards (AKO 1959-’62). The author is C. S. Fuqua who has an extended description … Continue reading

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May 2013 Issue of The Bridge Ready for Download

The May 2013 Issue of our newsletter, The Bridge, is ready for downloading. Included is information about the upcoming reunion. Please note that the deadline to reserve a room at our special rate is June 17, 2013! Here is the … Continue reading

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A Band with a View: Bobby Adair Snapshot

Bobby Adair joined the Auburn Knights in 1938 and went on to front the band as a featured soloist on clarinet during one of its heyday periods, the early 1940s. In this article, submitted by Charlie Kinzer (AKO ’78-’83), Adair … Continue reading

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Brother Atkins Arrangement Featured by Louisiana Philharmonic

In May 2012, honorary member Vic “Brother” Atkins, III , had an arrangement performed by trumpeter and singer Kermit Ruffin featured with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Embedded above is the video from LPO’s YouTube channel (lpomusic). The video is part … Continue reading

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AKO Homecoming Swing Dance Was a Huge Success

This article appeared in the December 2012 issue of The Bridge (link to full-issue PDF). On Friday night before the 2012 AU homecoming game, the Knights played at the Marriott ballroom, site of our reunion concerts, drawing over 400 people, … Continue reading

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Naming Names

Way back in October, 2012, outgoing AKAA Board president Peter Blaise wrote a note for the membership. It was edited down to fit the December 2012 Bridge. Below is the full, unedited version. Although I passed the AKAA President baton … Continue reading

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