Troy Music Club celebrates

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 9, 2001

National Music Week


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In observance of National Music Week,

Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford signed a proclamation declaring May 6 -13 Music Week in Troy.

"Music plays an increasingly important role in our world today," Lunsford said. "Music is one of the most sublime of human pursuits and is subscribed to by all races and creeds."

In making the presentation to the Troy Music Club, the mayor called music "the language of all people."

"Music is one of the greatest forces in creating peace and harmony,"  Lunsford said. "The National Federation of Music Clubs, of which the Troy Music Club is a member,

is dedicated to encouraging young musicians, to increasing musical knowledge and to advancing American music. The Federation and its cooperating organizations join forces to direct attention to the dynamic influence of music in everyday living."

Lunsford recognized the efforts of the Troy Music Club to bring cultural life to Troy through its many programs and activities during the year.

In observance of National Music Week, the members of the club, under the direction of Jean Barr, will participate in a program today at Banks Middle School.

The program will include singing and dancing by members of the club and students will be selected to join them on stage in both song and dance.

The program at Banks is just one of the ways the Troy Music Club will observe National Music Week.

WTBF Radio will feature one minute spots about National Music Week and several music teachers in the community will be featured on the Morning Show.

Some of the churches, which Troy Music Club members attend, will include special hymns in their worship services.

Another way the Troy Music Club will celebrate National Music Week is to invite all of those who have a love and appreciation of music to join them.

Barr said that, over the years, many residents with diverse backgrounds have met to enjoy musically-oriented programs and the fellowship that goes along with them.

"Membership is open to all who acknowledge music as a part of their lives," she said.

As a service to the community, the Troy Music Club provides educational scholarships to local deserving musicians and is assisted in that project by the Troy Council on the Arts and Humanities.

The Troy Music Study Club was organized in 1905 and has been affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs since 1907.

The club meets the fourth Monday of each month, September through May.

Jerry Spann, club president,

can be contacted for more information on the Troy Music Club.