Alumni Band Organization

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The Alumni Band Organization (ABO) of the College of William and Mary was founded in 1986 as a special interest alumni group and a support group for the current band program. The Alumni Association Board of Directors, as of January 1, 1994, officially granted the ABO constituent status. This group is dedicated to preserving alumni connections with the College Band program. This group is composed of William and Mary alumni and faculty who participated in or were affiliated with the band program during their time at the College. Those who are affiliates include majorettes and flag team members and band leaders. The ABO remains active by hosting receptions after concerts, responding to the needs of the band director, continuing homecoming performances and activities, and providing important service to the William and Mary Alumni Association. To support outstanding band members the ABO started the Charles R. Varner Scholarship Endowment, which has been awarded. It was named for Charles Varner to show appreciation for his contributions to the William and Mary band and to provide assistance to promising young musicians in furthering their education at the College.[1]

Officers as of 2007: Co-President Michael Pollock (class of 1973), Secretary Regina Drifmeyer (class of 1971), Treasurer John Hall (class of 1969), Board Member A. J. Clever (class of 1975), Board Member Sally Craig, Board Member Adam Holman (class of 2005), Board Member Christopher Loftus (class of 1976), Board Member David Montuori (class of 1985), Board Member John Novack (class of 1973), Board Member Michael Smith (class of 1973), Board Member Cynthia Weaver (class of 1980).

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