Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2016 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments
His influence upon his students was infectious. There are numerous accounts of many who went on to professional music careers. They will never forget him either.
Sadly, Bill passed away Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, after battling a number of illnesses for many years. Bill never complained and kept going despite his afflictions. Dr. Nash was a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and served as the organization’s District 11 chairman from 1993 to 2001.
Many don’t realize that the PMEA is the core that gives public school students a chance to compete with their schools in district, regional and state competition levels for band and chorus. Unfortunately, not all school districts participate in these worthy projects. We know for a fact from many stories that Bill was always willing to help students on a personal level to develop their musical ability and achieve their success. He never said no to anyone.
He served as vice president of The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the beginning, and he played an integral part in our advancement and achievement. He also contributed to the Welsh music community in his birthplace of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Welsh are world-renowned for their contributions to music and the singing word, for what our culture is most recognized.
The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship fund in honor and memory of our dear friend for whom, without his passion, this organization would not exist.
The new Dr. William L. Nash III Scholarship Fund for Music Study will provide financial support each year to a bright young student of music. As many of you may know, Bill’s biggest passion was teaching and performing at the organ and with many award-winning choirs – something that mirrored his training at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
At this time, we are honored to be part of his living legacy in supporting young men and women who will carry on his fervor and commitment to this type of music expansion. We encourage you to participate with us. Please consider making a substantial donation to this fantastic scholarship fund. Bill would be well pleased. You, too, will be recognized accordingly for your commitment in joining with us.
As an IRS sanctioned 501 (c) (3) non-profit, public charity, we can make this cause mutually beneficial and easy for you in that your financial support is tax-deductible.
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