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).

Dean (Buck) Wade, percussion
email: • web page (in new window)

United States Marine Band, 1964-68. Freelance musician, Wash., D.C., 69-70. High School Band Director, Joliet, IL, 70-72. Teaching & Research Asst. in Bands, Music and Computer-based Education, U of I, 72-75. Faculty (Band Dir. & Perc.), IL State, 75-77. Faculty, NMC Interlochen, 75-77. Exec. Consultant, Control Data Corp. (Wash. D.C.), 77-90. Founder & Managing Consultant, Learning Technologies Int’l., 90-98. Director of Int’l. IT, Raytheon (Wash. D.C.), 98-present. Musical Director, National Concert Band of America, 1997-present. Will retire from Raytheon someday. Enjoying conducting and transcribing works for the NCBA. Diana and I are enjoying life. My daughter is 25 and a freelancer (violin and viola) in DC as well as running a large studio.

From: "Diana Wade"
Subject: Buck
Date: Tue, January 17, 2006 7:14 am
Hi, Tom.
My husband, Buck Wade, passed away suddenly on 21 December, 2005, of cardiac arrest. He loved the memories of "the tour." He and Don Barringer have spent far too much time at my dinner table enjoying a nice South American cab. or merlot and recounting (again) endless funny stories and other, assorted heroics from that experience. (Can ALL of it be true??)
Please put a note in the virtual reunion page - he would like that.
My daughter, Jennifer, and I remain in Arlington, Virginia, though I get back to Illinois frequently as my mother still lives there.
Best regards to all,
Diana Martin Wade