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David Holsinger

David Holsinger

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General Info

Year: 2018
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Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The death of someone so young diminishes us all, and touches everyone more deeply when that young person demonstrates wisdom and caring beyond her 14 years. Stricken prior to spring break with what appeared as flu symptoms, her illness advanced quickly and a few hours after a diagnosis of lymphoma, Alivea Cox passed away [4 June 2018].

Her band director wrote,

“This has completely devastated our community. It is a tight knit city, and Alivea was one of those people you never forget.... She attended every rehearsal, every concert, and loved everything about the French Horn. In addition, she started the prayer club at our school, and when she was not busy with other events, she would help her parents and older sister take care of their two other sisters with Down syndrome, whom her parents adopted from orphanages in Ukraine after they had been abandoned. Her dream was to collect books to send to the orphanages who did not have anything, and our community is working on making that come true.”

A support group on Facebook collected 13,000 children’s book in a few short weeks.

Once Alivea wrote a note to one of her music teachers who was going through a rough patch, “Not only have I learned a TON about music from your class, but I learned a ton of life lessons as well. I’ve learned how to better manage my time, be more patient with myself and others, and that I will always have bad days and they don’t define me as a musician or as a person.”

I am humbled that I was asked to honor this young lady with music. There is no doubt in my mind, that as she drew her last breath, Alivea awakened in the Company of Angels.

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  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 27 November 2018

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