Photo: Maestro Goodman University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Bernard M. Goodman, Director
1964 South American Tour, “Virtual 40th Anniversary Reunion”

In memoriam: Maestro Goodman, Prof. Delaney, Col. Johnson, and former students David Moskovitz (before the 25th reunion), Dennis Cleveland, Ed Marzuki, and Alice Preves (reported by other tour members), Joe Pival and Buck Wade (see their listings below).

Jim Ingles, percussion

I moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1968 to eventually work for the local phone company (GTE). I took early retirement from the phone company in 1990 and continued as VP of Sales for two telecommunications companies since then. I did play drums steadily until 1984. I played many road shows coming to the Tampa area including Sonny & Cher in the early 70ís. I also performed in local Tampa top 40 combo groups (6 night gigs) and recorded sound tracks for local commercial radio spots. My custom made Gretsch rosewood drums are in storage. Iíll probably give them up soon to close out the storage area. Separation will be difficult (ha).

Iíll retire next year with my wife, Mary. I have three daughters from previous marriages (36, 25 & 20). Mary and I will begin our personal sailing voyage in 2006 for several years. We will sail around the Caribbean, thru the Panama Canal, over to the Galapagos and on to Tonga in the South Pacific. Weíve been ďrehearsingĒ for this on our sailboat since 2001. We live in a small Penthouse at the marina in Tarpon Springs, Florida where we keep the boat.

As you may know, Ed Marzuki passed away on Oct. 21, 2002 in Columbus, GA. Ed and I were roommates in college and during our single years in Tampa, FL. We were best friends. Edís wife Terri and I still occasionally communicate via e-mail. I also spent time with Charlie Brougham during my days at U of I. Iíve been trying to find him and can only find a few jazz references to him in Chicago. Perhaps someone knows how to contact him. It would be great to speak with him as Ed was our common friend.

By the way, Mary and I attended Interlochen during our High School years. We grew up together. Music has always been an important part of our lives.