We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. William (Bill) Moody, Conductor Emeritus and co-founder of the PCB. His influence was widespread in the music world, especially through his 17 years of teaching at the University of South Carolina. He will be greatly missed.
Thank you for everything, Dr. Moody. #forevertothee🎼
This video montage was sent to us via Facebook by John Moody, who composed the piece “First Hero” in honor of his father (and one of the PCB’s founding conductors), William J. Moody. We hope you enjoy this piece as much as we were honored to perform it at this year’s Memorial Day concert!
There are so many “thank you’s” in order after our Memorial Day concert…
Thank you to our audience members. We were so pleased to get to play for such an enthusiastic crowd.
Thank you to our servicemen and women for the sacrifices you’ve made so that we can live in peace and freedom. We are honored and humbled.
Thank you to Dr. Moody (again) for your many years of service to the musical community, to the University of South Carolina, and to the PCB. You mean so much to so many!
And finally, thank you to Sen. John Courson for attending our concert today and for presenting Dr. Moody with the Order of the Palmetto. It was a pleasure to share the stage with you!