Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Celebrate Henry Waack's 85th birthday with a fund raiser Feb. 17

By Kyla Whitwell, Program Assistant, Douglas College Community Music School

The Douglas College Community Music School and Douglas College Music Department founding member Henry Waack invite you to celebrate Henry's 85th birthday at the upcoming fundraiser concert: "A Sentimental Journey" on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2:30pm, in the Laura C. Muir Theatre. ($20 General admission or $15 students/seniors).

As one of five founding members of the Douglas College Music Department, Henry was instrumental in shaping the department into what it is today. He worked closely with Dorothy Jones of the Theatre Department to produce over a dozen musicals, and was musical director for over 70 productions in B.C., Alberta and the Yukon.

 Upon his retirement, Henry left a scholarship fund to the College to benefit deserving Douglas College Music students. Henry is a well-loved and highly regarded musician. He was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from the Coquitlam-Maple Ridge Branch of Registered Music Teachers, and an Excellence in the Arts award from the Tri-Cities Arts Council.

Join Henry and friends as they entertain with stories, music, monologues, and a reception after the concert. All proceeds from this concert will go to the Henry Waack Scholarship Fund and the Douglas College Community Music School. Tickets are going quickly, so purchase yours in advance through the Community Music School (604 527 5469, room 3200A New West Campus) or take your chances at the door!