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NOJO Performance at the OPAC

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts on February 8th, 2015. The band is led by trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and features Auburn Knights alumnus Khari Lee on alto saxophone as well … 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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JazzWax Interviews Marion Evans about Unusual 1959 LP

Mary Kate Gach sent this one in. In February 2012, the website JazzWax investigated the 1959 LP titled┬áTed McNabb & Co. In the article, Marc Myers interviews Marion Evans (AKO ’51), who did the arrangements for the album. It’s a … Continue reading

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Marilynne Myson Wins Audition in 1966

Marilynne Myson (’51-’53) sent in this newspaper clipping from The Plain Dealer, a paper in Cleveland, Ohio. The date on the article is January 23, 1966. If anyone wants to transcribe the text from the article and e-mail it to … Continue reading

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‘Cause It Took So Long to Bake It

Submitted by Victor Atkins, Jr. (AKO ’47-’48). This is a picture of Bob Richardson’s birthday party in November of 1964. I found out from Hubert Liverman (AKO ’65-’66), who was one of the ones who attended the party that someone … Continue reading

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