Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bob Briggs Memorial Celebration

Dear Cal Friends,

Our dear Cal Band director emeritus Bob Briggs passed away on Sept. 17th at the age of 81. We will celebrate his extraordinary life this coming Saturday, October 18, at 2:00pm in Pauley Ballroom, inside of the MLK Student Union, on the Cal campus. We will gather at 2:00 with the program starting at 2:30 with the Cal Band marching in to "Fight." A traditional jazz band made up of Cal Band alumni will play from 1:30-2:30pm to welcome you.

Everyone, including children of all ages, is warmly invited to attend this celebration. To ensure we will have enough food and drink, please RSVP through the Socializr link below. (Socializr is similar to E-vite.) There is a map and parking information on the Socializr link:

More info and RSVP: www.socializr.com/event/evpfoot/briggs

This will be an upbeat celebration of Bob's life, so wear your best blue and gold, and be ready to sing! Casual dress is acceptable.

Donations: If you can provide any goods including food, drink, or decorations (such as flowers and balloons), please email bandalumni@calband.berkeley.edu. Our wish is for this event to be fully supported by Bob's friends and family. Thank you to Lawrence Lohr, who will be donating some of the wine for the day from J. Lohr Vineyards.

For those of you who would like to watch the Cal vs. Arizona football game at 7PM that evening, downstairs Kip's has a good sized room in back, with flat screen TVs! Walk through the Chinese restaurant, and you'll see Kip's is still there. Any and all are welcome to congregate there informally for the game - but consider arriving early to secure a seat.

More and more photos are being uploaded every day. Take a look and upload yours:


Questions? E-mail bandalumni@calband.berkeley.edu and send us a message or visit the CBAA page at www.calband.berkeley.edu/cbaa.

Go Bears and Go Bob!

1 comment:

das said...

Robert Orlando Briggs, director emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley's storied Cal Band and soft-spoken mentor to generations of UC Berkeley marching band members, died at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center on Wednesday (Sept. 17) of complications from gall bladder surgery.