Still time to order tickets for Burlison benefit concert

Staff Reports Posted 28 January 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Tickets are still available for a Friday concert that will honor the memory of Wayne Burlison, an elementary music teacher who died on March 26 from colon cancer. Burlison was 36.

His wife Lisa and the Albion Alumni Foundation are working to establish a fund for a memorial scholarship in Burlison’s name. The group has set a $10,000 fund-raising goal with a plan to offer a $500 scholarship each year.

Burlison worked as an elementary band teacher at Albion. He was active in the community, playing in several music groups. His teaching colleagues at Albion will perform in the 7 p.m. concert on Friday at the Middle School Auditorium.

Some of the ensembles and groups that Wayne was involved in throughout the years will also perform. Scheduled to perform that evening are The Mark Time Marchers, The Hit Men, the praise band at the Albion Free Methodist Church, The AHS Jazz Ensemble (Wayne was the assistant director), and an ensemble from the AHS Marching Band (Wayne was the assistant director).

Tickets are $5 and will go directly to the scholarship fund. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call 589-2050 ext. 2405 for more information. Tickets are also available at Bloom’s Flower Shop and Fischer’s Newsroom or at the door the day of the concert.