Virtual Memorial Service for Dr. Budds

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Please join us, his students, colleagues, friends, peers, and pets, to remember Dr. Budds in a virtual memorial service.  The School of Music will be hosting this service next Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 pm CST via Zoom.  Yes, Dr. Budds would hate this but we would rather celebrate his life now than have to wait potentially a full year to have an in-person memorial.  And if we do this virtually, so many more people can participate.  It should last an hour and will include music, the reading of a new obituary, memories and stories from his time at MU, a poem reading, more music, and a video tribute of what he has meant to so many.


Welcome and Introduction, Kyle Stegall
Reading of the Official Obituary (written by Quentin Kuyper), Bill Bondeson
Memories of Michael's arrival at MU, Bill Bondeson and Don McGlothlin
Comments and Music - Quentin Kuyper
Comments and Music - Libby Roberts
Comments and Music - Stacey Hite
Poem Reading "Funeral Blues", David Rayl
A Tribute Video (short video memories from colleagues and alums compiled by Allison Davis)
The Future and His Legacy, Julia Gaines
Photo Montage of His Life (photos and music complied by Libby Roberts)


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Topic: Virtual Memorial Service for Dr. Michael J. Budds
Time: Jan 14, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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