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Ring’s talents and knowledge better our community

Dr. Gordon L. Ring, left, a Longwood University music professor and the 2015-16 Simpson Distinguished Professor at the university, recently traveled to 10 schools to help their middle and high school band students prepare for the upcoming Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association Concert Band Assessment. He shared his expertise as a conductor, composer and adjudicator. The schools he visited included Fuqua School, Goochland middle and high schools, Powhatan junior high and high schools, Prince Edward County middle and high Schools, Randolph Henry High School, Tuckahoe Middle School and Douglas Freeman High School. Ring is pictured with Fuqua School Junior Band members. On behalf of the community, we thank and commend Ring for his efforts and volunteerism to help better public schools bands. (Send ‘Way to Go’ photos with names and a description to waytogo@farmvilleherald.com.)