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Former Auburn Band Director David Herbert passes

David HerbertThe Auburn Bands are saddened to hear of the passing of former director David Herbert. During World War II Dave served in the Army Band at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, and after the war became Assistant Band Director at Auburn University (then, Alabama Polytechnic Institute). In 1951, he became AU’s first full time Band Director, serving until 1955. Dave was credited with starting the marching band at Auburn University.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama at 10:00am (CST), October 7, 2017. Donations in Dave’s name may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 Church Drive, Auburn, AL 36830. Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers of Dadeville are in charge of the arrangements.

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Last Updated: 09/27/2017