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Education foundation to induct father, son into Hall of Honor

By ERICA RODRIGUEZ
Feb. 1, 2011 at 3:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 31, 2011 at 8:01 p.m.


IF YOU GOWHAT: Victoria Fine Arts Center grand opening concert and Hall of Honor induction

WHERE: 1002 Sam Houston Drive

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHO: Open to the public with the purchase of a $10 ticket. Tickets can be purchased through the Victoria ISD Education Foundation, Collins Music Center, Navratil Music Company and Tee's Music House. For more information call 361-788-9271.

The Victoria Education Foundation will recognize two lifetimes of musical achievement at the first Victoria Fine Arts Center performance Thursday.

Conductor Jerry Junkin and his father Fred Junkin, a former band director, will be the first inducted into the Hall of Honor, which will recognize district alumni and faculty.

Jerry Junkin is being recognized for his accomplishments as the conductor of the University of Texas Wind Ensemble and the artistic director of the Dallas Wind Symphony.

The wind ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday along with East and West High School bands, choirs and dance groups.

Fred Junkin is being recognized for his long-time service as the Victoria High School band director and a music supervisor.

Eventually, the two will have bronze awards that will remain on the Fine Arts Center wall. Future inductees will also be placed on the wall.

"It's to help tell positive stories about VISD faculty members and alumni so that those become positive stories that can influence and inspire our students," Brittany Hollas, executive director of the Victoria Independent School District Education Foundation.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at area music stores and through the Education Foundation. Tickets are $10.

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