Long honored at concert by state legislature

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Thursday, May 10, 2012 Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Organizations partner to bring children’s mental health to forefront The Brundidge Business Association (BBA) and the East Central Children’s Health Collaborative Project (ECCHCO), which is the children’s division of… read more Long honored at concert by state legislature By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Modest as always, Dr. Johnny Long, legendary director of bands at Troy University, graciously accepted the congratulations of the Alabama State Legislature for his long and continuous contributions to band music and for his being named the winner of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspiration Award in March.Ralph Black, emcee for the Southeast Alabama Community Band Concert presented the resolution of congratulations to Long in the absence of State Rep. Alan Boothe.“The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the United States,” Black said. “Only 10 people in the United States were selected for the honor and Dr. Long was the only winner in the music category.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Guest conductors for the concert were James Smith, Larry Blocher and Mark Walker. Ray Smith, soloist, closed the concert with Johnny Mercer Medley. However, an appreciative audience brought the band back for an encore and the band responded with an inspiring rendition of “America.” Long expressed appreciation to Boothe and the Legislature for the recognition and to the audience for its support.“I thank you all for being here,” he said. “You don’t know how much I appreciate the support.”The Southeast Alabama Community Band Concert was sponsored by the Troy Arts Council and featured a variety of selections that included classical overtures and great marches and one hymn, Long’s arrangement of “Abide With Me,” which was dedicated to the memory of Corley “Brother” Chapman, Jr. who was laid to rest earlier in the afternoon.Black said that Chapman was a philanthropist and strong supporter of the arts and was a longtime member of the Troy Arts Council. He played a role in the renovation of the old post office as a center for the arts and was a leader in the founding of the Jean Lake Festival, which is now TroyFest. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Next UpLong, who was the conductor for the concert, took the podium to lead the community band in “The Stars and Stripes Forever March.”Black said that Long was instrumental in having the United States Congress designate “The Stars and Stripes Forever” the National March of the United States of America.“That march is Dr. Long’s favorite and he believed that it should be the national march,” Black said. “He knew the strings to pull and was able to get the word to President Ronald Reagan and ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever’ is our national march.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more