Paul Noble (C ’56) launched a newly redesigned website, www.bandmusicpdf.net, to share his music arrangements for band with a catalog featuring more than 300 titles. (Pictured to the left.)
Virginia Deal Dill (C ’90) founded her second music school, the Jacksonville School of the Arts, in 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Pictured to the right.)
Kacy Rempel Woody (C ’91) presented educational sessions at Etix Blast and INTIX, the International Ticketing Association’s annual conference.
Daniel Shores (C ’99) was nominated for an Icelandic Music Award for his work as the engineer for the Record of the Year nominee, “Concurrence.” (Pictured to the left.)
Kathleen Gibson Holland (C ’00) was hired as the production administrator at The Shed in New York, New York.
2019 was a busy year for Adolpho Blaire (C ’01). He directed and choreographed “Forever Plaid” at Wisconsin’s Palace Theatre in the Dells; played Sir Hubert Insdale in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” at TheatreZone in Naples, Florida; played Detective William Blore in the Secret Theatre’s (NYC) production of “Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None”; performed in “All Shook Up” at North Carolina’s Flat Rock Playhouse; and closed out the year playing Sparky in “Plaid Tidings” at California’s Rubicon Theatre. In addition to performing, Blaire runs a very successful audition bootcamp series in NYC that focuses on branding and song interpretation. His students perform on Broadway and National Tours, and in major regional houses, as well as film and television. (Pictured to the right.)
Kyle Gutierrez (AS ’12) welcomed a daughter, Adalyn Grace, on Feb. 14, 2020.
Kenneth May, Jr. (AS ’12) was hired as a chiropractor in outpatient therapy for Sentara in Woodbridge, Virginia. He is the first chiropractor to work on staff in a hospital system in the Northern Virginia region. He and his wife, Kathleen Terza May (AS ’12, HP ’14), are expecting their second child. (Pictured to the left.)
Caroline Madden (C ’14) published her first book, “Springsteen as Soundtrack: The Sound of the Boss in Film and Television”.
Kye Hopkins (AS ’15, EL ’17) was hired as a student success coach at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He and his wife, DeShawna Kyle Hopkins (B ’14) are expecting their second child in April 2020.
Kathleen MacKnight (N ’15) married Kyle Orndorff on April 13, 2019. Jarod Clyburn (AS ’11) and Sara D’Amico (N ’15) were in the bridal party. Kevin Kupris (AS ’15), Michelle McDonald (AS ’13), Charles Perrin (AS ’15) and Spencer Sladick (B ’14) were in attendance. (Pictured to the left.)
The duo “Anime and Grazia,” which includes Washington and Lee University faculty member Anna Grazhdanova Billias (C ’17), performed in the Chatham Concert Series on March 1, 2020.
Alexandra Galati (B ’17) was hired as a human resources assistant at Cofense, Inc. in Leesburg, Virginia.
Joan Hoffmann Boyd (’48), of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away on Jan. 22, 2020. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was a volunteer with The Literacy Council, The Red Cross, The New Hanover County Library and at First Presbyterian. She loved to cook and was the author of four cookbooks. She is survived by her husband, three children, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one brother.
Barbara Jordan Paul (C ’58) passed away on Feb. 23, 2020. She served as organist for the Otterbein United Methodist Church near Mount Jackson, Virginia, and taught at Waterman and Spotswood Elementary schools in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Barbara and her husband travelled often. She is survived by three children, a stepson, two grandchildren and a brother.
Patricia Hassel (N ’84) passed away on Dec. 23, 2019.
Michael Johnston (C ’88) passed away on Feb. 29, 2020. A pianist originally from the East Coast, he performed in some off-Broadway plays and appeared in some nationally broadcasted soap operas in New York City. He moved to California in his 30’s and remained there until his death. He is survived by his father, his brothers, his sister, many nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
Connie Hodgson (N ’04, ’07), of Frederick County, Virginia, passed away on Feb. 15, 2020. She worked as a respiratory therapist and a nurse practitioner, working at Capon Bridge Family Practice and Virginia Integrative Medical. She was a member of Zion Christian Church in Maurertown, Virginia. She is survived by her companion, her daughters, grandchildren and many other family members. She is also survived by her animal companions, who she cared about very much.