2009 Report from Legacy Committee
Dear Members of the Class of 1961:
incredible ...each voice within the harmony stood with strength amongst the others... Perhaps the best part of the experience was hearing them sing.” Timothy Edmonds ’09
We have made an extraordinary contribution to the life of of Dartmouth and its community. “To ignite and sustain a passion for the arts,” is the mission of the Hop.” We can be enormously proud of The Class of ‘61 Legacy and the rich and enduring tradition of support that we have created for the Hopkins Center. We are still short of our goal for the 50th reunion. It is a difficult time, we all know that. But please, think seriously about the quality and imagination of gifts like the presence of Sweet Honey in the Rock on campus. Well done.
Please send your pledge or gift to Janis Murcic at the Hopkins Center address below.
With all best wishes,
David Birney, Peter Bleyler
Oscar Arslanian, John King, Cleve Carney, Charlie Brown
PS. The Hopkins Center has sent to the Class a DVD account of the Sweet Honey Dartmouth Residency which Harris McKee has been kind enough to upload on the web.
Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t6kBBJYRp8
Gift and pledges to:
Janis M. Murcic, Assistant to the Director
Hanover, NH 03755
"Murcic, Janis" <Janis.M.Murcic@Dartmouth.EDU>
Dave Birney notes:
I've just returned from Santa Cruz, ...business, the Shakespeare Festival there... finding here an assembly of emails amounting to an ancient history of jazz, blues, boogie woogie, stride, and a list of great musicians--Meade Lux, (I like that the Boogie-woogie contains riffs and steps right out of old vauldville/blackface routines), Tommy Johnson (a mad right hand) Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, "Pine top" Smith, James P. Johhson, “Fats,” Jerry Lee, Early Hynes, Rob Rio, Oscar Peterson--and encompassing some of our own--Dale, Melvoin, and on. Lord, Amen.
Just in November 24, 2009