Friday, September 25, 2015

Komen Race for the Cure

Komen Race for the Cure
Downtown Toledo
415 Emerald Avenue
Toledo, Ohio  43604
Sunday September 27, 2015
9:00 AM     Arrival Time
9:30 AM     Race Begins
Bring a Chair and Music Stand
Dress for the weather
Many of the streets will be closed so you may want to come in on the side streets.

See you Sunday for a Fantastic Event



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Obituary for Randy J. Bialecki

Randy J. Bialecki, age 60, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, OH. Randy was born February 5, 1955 in Toledo, OH to Robert and Camille Bialecki. A graduate of Bowsher High School, Randy received his Bachelor's Degree from the Ohio State University and his Master's Degree in Music from Eastern Michigan. He was passionate about his music and played in numerous bands around the Toledo area including the Mighty Meaty Swing Kings and Friar Tucks. Hewas also the director of the Polish American Concert Band (PAC Band). Randy began his career as Band Director at Central Catholic and later at Cardinal Stritch High School before taking a position as music teacher and band director for Dundee Schools where he and his students won several competitions. He then worked as a production supervisor at the General Motors Willow Run plant for ten years and was most recently a manager at Optimal LED. Randy was a longtime member of St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns Parish. Randy and Liz were well known for their famous Mexican parties that they hosted for years.
Randy had an appreciation for cars, especially old cars- his pride and joy was his 1967 SS Chevelle. He loved to cook, garden and craft. Randy was an avid bowler and softball player and won several softball tournaments with his team. His terrific sense of humor and sarcasm will be missed.
Randy is survived by his wife of 24 years, Elizabeth Hood Bialecki; children, Emily and Joseph Bialecki; mother, Camille Bialecki; several in-laws; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bialecki; sister, Lisa Terry; and brother, Tim Bialecki.
Visitation will be Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) from 2-9:00 pm with a Rosary Service at 7:00pm. Services will begin at 10:30 am on Saturday with prayers at the funeral home followed by an 11:00 am Funeral Mass at Gesu Catholic Church, 2049 Parkside Blvd. Toledo, OH. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery after the services. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Learning Academy- Toledo, 4234 Monroe St. Toledo, Ohio 43606 or Toledo School of the Arts Music Department, 333 14th St. #4, Toledo, OH 43604. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com.



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Note to Members

Thanks to all members for an excellent performance at the German American Festival.  We have received many positive comments on the day.

NO rehearsal on Tuesday September 1st and 8th.

Next rehearsal will be Tuesday September 15th.

Lots of new music for the fall winter concert and the rest of 2015.