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kingcountyjournal.com - Bellevue High in gridiron battle this Saturday
Harley Brumbaugh, that's who.Brumbaugh, who taught in Renton 10 years before moving on to start the music program at Bellevue Community College, where he spent 20 years, is being included in the 2005 edition of "Who's Who In America," a listing of notable Americans.A former Renton music teacher, he retired last year after 18 years as director of the Renton City Band.
kingcountyjournal.com - Renton Citizen of Year to be announced at upcoming banquet
The six 2003 Outstanding Citizens for Renton are Terri Briere, Harley Brumbaugh, Diane Dobson-Rebar, Jim Medzegian, Carolyn Parnell, and Suzanne Thompson.* Harley Brumbaugh conducted the Renton City Concert Band for 18 years, was both a music teacher and choir director for the Renton School District, and brought his passion and experience to Renton River Days as a volunteer on the Entertainment Committee. Harley started the Valley Community Players, originally known as the Renton Little Theatre, and served for years as the choir director at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Renton.
Directory Of Northwest Poets - PoetsWest Directory A-D
Born 1934 in Renton, Washington Harley moved to the Snoqualmie Valley in in 1943. He considers himself to be one of the "children of the mill" being reared in "Riverside" a community of company homes maintained for employees of Weyerhaeuser Timber Company of Snoqualmie Falls. Growing up in the beauty and stability of close, friendly neighborhood he led a "Tom Sawyer" existence with the rest of the "riverside rats" a friendly group of coming-of -age neighborhood boys. Driven by love of music, Harley began trumpet lessons as a sixth grader. By the eighth grade he began playing professionally in Seattle and performing on Seattle radio. In high school he formed his own dance band which played for school and community functions. He was appointed as first chair solo cornetist for the All-Northwest High School Music Educator's Festival Honor Band of 1953. Attending Central Washington College he gained regional popularity through "live" radio broadcasts from the Playland Ballroom in Yakima, where his horn and voice were featured weekly. Upon college graduation Harley played lead trumpet for the Ronnie Bartley Orchestra touring throughout the Unites States and Mexico. Harley was then drafted into the Army where he was appointed First chair principal trumpet and featured soloists in the 52nd Army Band of Fort Ord, California. Highly involved in simultaneous careers as an educator, professional performer, conductor, composer, entertainer ,music contractor, choral director, music clinician-adjudicator as well as Minister of Music throughout his career left little time for spiritual rejuvenation. . . that is except returning to the fields, woodlands and mountain creeks, rivers, and lakes of my youth in the Snoqualmie Valley. Only there could he still find the solitary depth sufficient to keep the creative juices flowing and sustainable emotional balance. Only there was he able to call upon the bliss of his youth lending ear to the lovely sounds of God crafted solitude! The poems here recorded were plucked from the trailing vines of his youth. As Music Director of what is now known as Bellevue College, Harley was founder and conductor of the internationally acclaimed "Celebration Singers! Some of the many honors and prestigious awards bestowed upon Harley Brumbaugh across the years include: Who's Who Among Musicians in the World; National Outstanding Educator - (1975);Outstanding Contributor to the Arts (1985) City of Bellevue; Life Time Achievement Award (Bellevue Lions Award); The Evergreen Safety Councils' Musical Expression Award; Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1957); Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; "Hall of Fame of Music Educators of Washington State; Awarded "Exemplary Status" by the Community College Humanities Association of the State of Washington.
Harley Brumbaugh plans special music for 125th service
Director Harley Brumbaugh is rallying the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church choir for a special musical performance on the church's sesquicentennial. Songs will honor the pioneering settlers and church history over the past 125 years. One hymn, sung to the melody, "The Little Brown Church in the Vale," was changed by Snoqualmie historian Gloria McNeely to "A Beautiful Church in Snoqualmie," first performed for the church's centennial celebration in 1989. Another recent composition, by Brumbaugh, is "Upon the Mountain," inspired by his lifelong enchantment of Mount Si.
Pacific Northwest Poetry Reviews - PoetsWest Reviews
Riverside Reflections: Poetic Moods from "The Valley of the Moon" by Harley Brumbaugh (Review by Jack R. Evans)
Riverside Reflections: Poetic Moods from "The Valley of the Moon" by Harley Brumbaugh, Tusco Press, $9.95 paperback Reviewed by Jack R. Evans. (Reprinted from PoetsWest Literary Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1998.) Harley Brumbaugh was born in Renton, but grew up in the former mill town of Snoqualmie Falls, Washington. Brumbaugh then worked his way through college "choker setting" during summer vacations and playing the trumpet for dances in the evenings and on weekends. He was a musician with both the Seattle Opera and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. He is listed in Who's Who In Music, was named a National Outstanding Educator by the NEA, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Music Educators in the state of Washington. He served as music director of Bellevue Community College until he retired in 1992. His poetry has appeared in regional publications, but Riverside Reflections is his first published volume of poetry. he lines from "Children of the Mill" capture his childhood along the Snoqualmie River.
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