Author Archives: Lyle Johnson

For Your Reading List…

Jack Behrens’ book Big Bands and Great Ballrooms: America is Dancing… Again (available from Amazon.com and other booksellers) offers a nostalgic look back at bands and dance halls, as well as an up-close view of today’s leaders and bands. The … Continue reading

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Dates for 2010 Reunion Announced

The 2010 Auburn Knights Alumni reunion will be held July 20-25, 2010, at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National. We have once again secured a special room rate of $79 per night; be sure to … Continue reading

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July 2009 Issue of Newsletter Now Available

The July 2009 issue of The Bridge, the newsletter of the Auburn Knights Alumni Association, is now available for download as a PDF. AKAA members should receive their printed copies in the mail this week.

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April 2009 Issue of The Bridge Now Available

The April 2009 issue of The Bridge, the newsletter of the Auburn Knights Alumni Association, is now available for download as a PDF. AKAA members should receive their printed copies in the mail this week.

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AKAA Library Catalog Now Available for Download

According to a recent report from our library archivists, the Auburn Knights Alumni Association’s music library includes over 2000 charts. If you are a coordinator of one of the era bands that performs at the Auburn Knights reunions and you’re … Continue reading

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2008 Reunion CDs Have Shipped

This is just a quick note to tell you that Rod Neis, who records the AKAA Reunion concerts each summer, sends word that CDs from the 2008 AKAA reunion have shipped. If you’ve already placed an order, you should expect … Continue reading

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Sonny Harris to be Inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Auburn Knights Orchestra alumnus Sonny Harris has been selected for induction into theĀ Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on September 26, 2008 at Brock Hall, Wright Center, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. The time is 6:30 … Continue reading

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