The Art League of North Florida’s July membership luncheon—held on Monday, July 24th—was a fascinating and enriching event, with a presentation by David Murdock, PhD., retired chemical engineer from PCS in White Springs. Dr. Murdock has an impressive background not only in engineering but also in music. He played bass in the renowned Harry Wuest’s Gateway City Big Band and served as the Music Director at Wesley Methodist for an impressive 13 years. During the luncheon, Dr. Murdock shared his experiences and insights into Community Concerts of Lake City, a remarkable organization that has been operating since 1958. Community Concerts’ primary aim is to make entertainment and culture accessible to all residents of our community at affordable prices.
As a long-time Board Member and former president of Community Concerts of Lake City, Dr. Murdock holds a wealth of knowledge about the organization’s history and objectives. He currently serves as their Director of Marketing and Publicity, and his involvement extends to graphic design work for the group as well. The presentation was filled with anecdotes, stories, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of Community Concerts, showcasing the dedication and hard work that go into providing quality entertainment to our local community, as well as telling us all about the upcoming concert season. The attendees were engaged as Dr. Murdock illustrated how the organization has evolved over the years and how it continues to thrive in its mission. CC President, Tony Buzzella, was also on hand with ticket vouchers for lucky raffle winner. Overall, the luncheon was an enlightening experience, giving us a deeper appreciation for music and arts and the significant impact that Community Concerts has on enhancing cultural experiences in our area.
Food was provided by one of our dedicated volunteers, and Canal Coffee Co. generously provided iced and hot coffee for our guests. We’re looking forward to August’s luncheon and hope to see you there!