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Karrick, Cecil (1918-2014) | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Name: Karrick, Cecil (1918-2014)

Historical Note: Cecil Karrick, an Irvine, Kentucky native, was born August 10, 1918, and earned his bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University, his master's degree from the University of Kentucky and received his honorary doctor of letters from EKU. He was a composer and beloved high school band director from 1958-1981 at Bowling Green High School. Mr. Karrick was a member of the American School Band Directors Association and a longtime member of the American Society of Band Directors Association. He received numerous awards from the Kentucky Music Educators Association. He composed more than 390 marches during his career. Mr. Karrick was a woodworker and chess enthusiast. He was a World War 2 Army/Air Force veteran, holding the rank of sergeant, and attended Franklin Presbyterian Church. He died at the age of 95, in Bowling Green, Kentucky on February 26, 2014.
Sources: Cecil Karrick Obituary, Bowling Green Daily News, Feb. 28, 2015.

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