Batavian 2nd Annual MUSICIANS OF NOTE now accepting Nominations
Written by WBTA STAFF on November 14, 2019
First Inductee, Frank E. Owen
BATAVIA, NY, November 10th, 2019— MUSICIANS OF NOTE, a wall of fame to honor past Batavian graduates in music, was debuted at Batavia High School last May. The Music Department “Musicians Of Note” committee spearheaded the long overdue recognition of the excellence of musicians who have graduated and made careers all over the world in the music field.
Jane Haggett, Music Department Head, stated that, “We want to keep recognizing the outstanding musicians that Batavia High School has graduated for many years. Along with these excellent musicians, we have had outstanding music educators throughout the years that we will continue to recognize.” In addition to her statement, Sean Williams, Middle School Band Director has added, “Many famous musicians have graced our stages and our city over the past 90 years, including the inaugural performance last May. Many returning alumni performed a top-notch concert with Batavia HS students to the great delight of the crowd! We will continue to be recognize and salute great musicians from Batavia High School!”
Nominées who are selected for this award will be recognized during the 2nd Annual Musicians Of Note Ceremony and have a plaque with their visage and their accomplishments hung from the Musicians Of Note wall in the High School.
The Batavia Music Department and community members will be working once again as a committee to go through the nomination and selection process. This will culminate in honoring 5 alumni and one former faculty member of Batavia CSD. This process will come to fruition on March 26th, 2020 with a dinner for the honorees and any guests, the presentation of plaques and a concert open to the public. To nominate a Batavia graduate in music for this prestigious honor, please contact the Music Department through the high school or look for the nomination form on the Batavia City School District Website.
Sean D. Williams
Batavia Middle School