2007 Founders Award & Emeritus Membership, Posthumously
William and Carolyn Weltzheimer
The Brass Band of Columbus lost one of its biggest fans and a member of our Executive Board when William Weltzheimer passed away on March 10, 2007 after a lengthy illness. William (Bill) and his wife Carolyn have followed the band closely for many years, being nearly permanent fixtures in the front row at virtually every BBC performance, regardless of how far away we were. Bill’s illness was about the only thing that kept them away in the last few months of his life, and sometimes even that did not stop him.
In addition to their faithful concert attendance, the Weltzheimers were also very generous financial supporters of the band, regularly contributing at our highest recognition level, the Maestro level. Bill’s support and wisdom on our Executive Board will be greatly missed; however, we are delighted that Carolyn has now assumed a role on our Board of Directors.