Contact: Rick Good, (334) 844-4166, (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (email@example.com)
TO HONOR LONGTIME DIRECTOR VINSON AT HALFTIME CEREMONY SATURDAY
AUBURN - Auburn Universitys Marching Band and the AU Alumni Marching
Band will take the field together Saturday to present a combined halftime
program for fans attending the AU-Arkansas State football game. More than
700 musicians will perform.
A special tribute is planned to honor long-time Director of Bands Johnnie
Vinson, who plans to retire in May 2007 after 36 years in the band program.
Vinson, an Auburn alumnus, began his career at Auburn in 1969 as assistant
We just thought it would be an appropriate time to recognize his
many years of service to the university and the Auburn band program,
said Rick Good, director of AUs Marching Band.
Vinson, who is originally from Andalusia, enrolled as an undergraduate
student in the fall of 1962. He then joined the Auburn Band staff in the
fall of 1969 as assistant director. He was named marching band director
in the fall of 1985 and assumed his current status of director of bands
in the fall of 1991.
In addition to the musical performance of the 1955 version of War
Eagle, the combined bands will perform Glory, Victory
March, and the Alma Mater.
Auburn University is a preeminent land-grant and comprehensive research
institution with more than 23,500 students and 6,500 faculty and staff.
Ranked among the top 50 public universities nationally, Auburn offers
more than 230 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs.
(Contributed by Rick Good.)
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