Maine Music Society honors David Blocher for 16 years of service

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David Blocher, left, receiving a certificate presented by Maine Music Society President Richard O’Brien. Photo submitted

The Maine Music Society Board of Directors presented outgoing board member and past president David Blocher with a certificate of appreciation and personal gift for his distinctive contributions to the organization from 2006-2022 at its June 21 meeting. .

According to a press release from the Lewiston-based company, Blocher served as vice-chairman in 2008-09 and chairman in 2009-14. He created and managed social media accounts, acted as liaison with Arts and Culture LA, and worked diligently on marketing and fundraising committees. He has been a committed financial supporter and has sought creative ways to increase the endowment. He enthusiastically and eloquently communicated and supported the activities and importance of the Maine Music Society at Chamber of Commerce events and to the general public throughout his tenure as singer and board member of the Maine Music Society. administration.

Blocher is a baritone who has sung with the Maine Music Society Chorale for 30 years.

He is retired from careers in software development and information technology management. He lives in Brunswick with his wife, artist Helen Warren. Her hobbies include opera, wildlife and understanding how things work. He volunteers at Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice where he sings in the Androscoggin Harmony Hospice Choir and visits hospice patients in their homes.

The society is a non-profit music organization located in central Maine, organized to support the artistic and educational pursuits of the volunteer auditioned singers of the MMS Chorale and MMS Chamber Singers. MMS delivers quality performances to audiences through excellent, imaginative programming under the direction of Dr. Richard Nickerson.

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