Saturday, April 23, 2011

AU Singers Dates Correction and Tommy Goff Lives

My stats page says that a full 4 people have viewed my last post about the AU singers and their jazz backup band playing next weekend. So I felt that a new post would be warranted to correct my wrong dates. Don't ask me why I thought it was right that a student group would be doing 2 performances on Easter. Note corrected post here. [UPDATE 4/28/2011] I was even more wrong about the AU Singers than I originally thought. See post for corrections.

If you went to the Auburn Performing Arts Center at Auburn High School tonight, you would instead see an AHS production of Bye Bye Birdie, a musical from 1960 by Michael Stewart, Lee Adams and Charles Strouse (Wikipedia article). I was in the pit band when we did this one at AHS in 1987 or 1988. I think 1987.

Speaking of AHS, I noticed that the AU flute studio will be performing a Tommy Goff arrangement of the old gospel tune "I'll fly Away." Mr. Goff was the legendary educator who directed the AHS band from 1956 - 1988 and also taught at AU for a bit after that. The flutes play at 4:00 PM on Monday (4/25) at Goodwin Hall.

1 comment:

  1. Patrick, thank you for mentioning Mr. Goff. As the years pass on by and we get further from those days, it's important to keep his memory alive, especially among those of us lucky enough to have been his students or (in my super-lucky case) associates. I hope that next time we're home in Auburn we can come by the museum and hear y'all play!!! Take care. Everett Johnson