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Musical tribute to honor late Batavia school band instructor Neil Hartwick is Aug. 1, alumni musicians wanted

By Billie Owens
A musical tribute and celebration of the life of the late Batavia band director and music instructor Neil Hartwick is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Centennial Park. It is free.
He is credited with influencing the lives of many students. He created the Pageant of Bands.
Music student alumni from Batavia Middle School, Batavia High School and in Brockport will play together with the Batavia Concert Band in honor of their beloved mentor who died last September.
Everyone is invited to attend, but organizers are also looking for band alumni who might like to perform along with the Batavia Concert Band to entertain that evening.
Neil's wife, Nancy, is planning to attend!
All Band/Jazz Ensemble alumni and any students/friends of Mr. Hartwick wanting information about the event or participation in the tribute band performance, please contact Gary Bird via email at: or phone (585) 343-0688.
Centennial Park is located at Richmond and Ellicott avenues in the City of Batavia.

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