2009 Season

Friday, March 6, 2009
I regret to inform everyone that Tom McCready passed away this morning. He had been hospitalized for a serious liver and kidney disorder. Complete details are not yet known but will be posted as we are informed. Services for Tom will be Wed., March 11th at 10am.  Details on the location and name of his church will be in his obituary in the KC Star tomorrow or Sunday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Frankie and the rest of Tom's family during this time of sadness. For those who are new to the band - Tom was our conductor from 1989-2006, as well as a fine clarinetist. Tom will be missed greatly.

March 7 Kansas City Star

Thomas D. "Tom" McCready
Tom McCready, 65, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away March 6, 2009 at the K.U. Med. Center. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to either the church or to the KU Endowment Fund to benefit the Marching Jayhawks. Tom was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School and the University of Kansas. Tom was the band director at Shawnee Mission East from 1966 to 1970. He then went to work as a pharmaceutical salesman, retiring from GlaxoSmithKline in 2000. Tom was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. He was an avid golfer and an accomplished musician, having been a member of both the Lawrence and Overland Park city bands as well as being a former director of the Greater K.C. American Legion Band. Survivors include his wife, Frankie McCready, of the home; a son and daughter in law, Matt and Amy McCready, Tulsa, OK; a daughter and son in law, Jeanne and David Mitchell, Boulder, CO, and 2 grandsons, Henry and Owen. (Arr.: Maple Hill Funeral Home, (913) 831-3345)

March 2
Rehearsals Begin
7:30 p.m. at OP Presbyterian Church
March 20
Post 21 Anniversary Celebration
5:30 pm Concert at Tirey Ford Post 21, Independence, MO
Info Sheet & Map
May 24
Korean War Veterans ceremony - concert
1:30pm concert at Floral Hills Cemetery

May 25

Memorial Day Performances
Liberty Memorial
9:15am concert downbeat (arrive by 8:30am to park)
June 13
Harrisonville, MO, concert
time TBD
June 14
Flag Day Concert
John Knox Village
3:00 pm downbeat at the Pavilion
August 4 Elks National Convention - Kansas City, MO
Time TBD - parade
August 21-24
National Convention
Senior Band Competition
Louisville, KY
November 9
Special Rehearsal
7:30 pm OP Presbyterian Church
November 11
Veteran's Day Performances
  1. Liberty Memorial
    9:00 a.m. concert downbeat at the upper plaza
  2. Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
    1:30 p.m. concert at the memorial site
    8300 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS
  3. John Knox Village
    7:30 p.m. concert downbeat at the Pavilion
Any time you are unable to attend a rehearsal or event please notify Heather Pickett in advance.

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