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May 22, 2015

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Good afternoon Lafayette Band family,

I’m sure all of you have seen or heard the announcement (see below) about Dr. Magee. I want to reassure you that there will be an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the achievements and contributions Doc made to this program and to our children’s lives. Brenda, Ben, and the incoming Board will work with Mr. Smith to make sure our families get to say a well-deserved “thank you”.

Have a great weekend !

Beth Potter

Dr. Terry Magee Announces Retirement

After 25 years of dedicated service, Dr. Terry Magee, Associate Director of Bands at Lafayette High School, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015. Dr. Magee holds the distinction of the Band Director with the longest tenure at Lafayette High School. His impact on this program has been extraordinary and his contributions are immeasurable.

Dr. Magee earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Morehead State University, a Master of Music degree from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in euphonium performance from the University of South Carolina. He began his career at the age of 23 as professor of Low Brass and the Marching Band Director at Newberry College in South Carolina. Dr. Magee joined the staff of the Lafayette Band in 1990. He has been a featured soloist at the KMEA in-service conference, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and is a member of the Lexington Brass Band, Central Kentucky Concert Band and the National Band Association National Community Band.

The Lafayette Band family will greatly miss Dr. Magee’s expertise, dedication, and service. Watch for announcements about the opportunity to join us in a celebration to honor his achievements and contributions to music education. Congratulations Dr. Magee!

 

 

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