Oakland East Bay Symphony honors local teacher

Posted on: October 20, 2010

Wednesday’s (10/20) San Jose Mercury News (Silicon Valley, California) reports, “A 99-year-old teacher will be honored today at a Young People’s Concert by the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Giles ‘Bud’ Cropsey continuously has taught music and piano as a volunteer at Roosevelt Middle School in Oakland, his alma mater, for more than 50 years. Cropsey will receive a citation from the symphony’s music director, Michael Morgan, at a performance at Oakland Technical High School, 4351 Broadway, at 10:45 a.m. The program is one of six Young People’s Concerts that the symphony is presenting as part of its Music for Excellence education program. Cropsey was born and raised in Oakland, attended public schools in the city and graduated from Roosevelt in 1929, when it was a high school. After working at various odd jobs for a few years, Cropsey attended the College of Marin and played percussion with the Marin Symphony. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UC Berkeley in 1934 and earned a master’s degree in economics from the same university in 1935.”

Posted October 20, 2010