We've lost a Great One... RIP Prof Edwards!



JR

Well-Known Member
Wow! This is very sad news indeed. I am in shock. RIP Brother Edwards.

My prayers to his family, friends, current and former PV band members and all the people he had an impact in their lives.
 

TX_FINEST

ATL_PANTHER
Ouch this one really hurt. i still can not believe it,really speechless.if ne1 gets all the info. on the wake or the funeral please ler me know i would like to say goodbye to some1 i really cared about.:cry:




STAY UP PV
B.O.X. 4ever

Funeral Services will be Friday June 5, 2009 @ 11AM at the Baby Dome on PV campus.
 
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s phi s

The One Man Band
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str8brave

"Da Scorpio"
This is sad news..:( My heart goes out to the Edwards' family and Marching Storm/PVU family. May God be with you and keep you during this trying time.
 

Mr. Phreeze

Phrozen Cold
R.I.P. Prof. Edwards. :(My condolences to his immediate family and the PVAM Marching Band. :bawling: He will definitely be missed by all.
 

s phi s

The One Man Band
The funeral will be Friday, June 5, 2009 at 11 AM in the Baby Dome, on the PV campus. All present and former band members will have mass band rehearsal on Wednesday and Thursday in Hobart-Taylor from 6-9 PM.
 

pbla

Focus
He is going to be missed. He took the HBCU marching band style to another level. My thoughts go out to the PVAMU and The Storm family.
 

Legend35

Active Member
I just received word that the Prof Edwards, Director of Bands at Prairie View A&M University, passed away today due to complications from a recent car accident. Keep his family, staff, and former students in your prayers...

AEA, Brother Edwards. Keep striving through eternity!
Unbelievable

I'm just speechless right now!

I'm a huge fan of his work and I truly appreciated the few conversations we had when we ran into each other. His arranging style has truly inspired and influenced me. This is just,...shocking.

My condolences to his family as well as the PV Band family.
 

Vinita

Let's Go Lions, GO!
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I never knew the name of that song until RIGHT NOW. It is one of my favorite PV tunes. :tup:
 

Storm96

Well-Known Member
Prairie View Band Director Dies After Tragic Car Accident

Nationally Renowned Band Director to be buried June 5, 2009 at Prairie View A&M University.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 5, 2009 -- Nationally renowned Prairie View Band Director, George Edwards, died May 28th due to complications from a traffic accident in Houston, Texas on May 10th. Edwards, who was 60, directed the Prairie View "Marching Storm" for 30 years. He first arrived in Prairie View in 1978. Edwards performed under the legendary director, Dr. William P. Foster, as part of the Florida A&M "Marching 100" and obtained a Masters Degree in music education from Michigan State University.

"On behalf of the entire PVAMU community, we offer our deepest condolences to the entire Edwards family. For three decades we were fortunate to have George contribute to our community…," said PVAMU President George C. Wright, in an official university statement.

Edwards took over a band that numbered 25, had fewer instruments, and built it into an international powerhouse. One of the stars of the new generation of university band directors, Professor Edwards took the FAMU concept of innovative formations, fast stepping and added drum routines, clever framing, along with the "Black Foxes," and raised black college halftime performances to another level. In 2008, the Prairie View band marched more than 310 and was known from coast-to-coast simply as the "Storm." By 2008, he had his pick of the top high school band members from across the country nationally.

His creative collaborator for more than three decades, Dr. Margaret Penn-Sherrod, founder and director of the Prairie View "Black Foxes" offered her perspective on the man known simply as "Prof."

"George Edwards truly mastered the fine art of arranging music, specifically, for half-time choreography; it was the foundation for the jazz and high kick precision style of the 'Black Foxes'," reflected Sherrod. "For thirty years, ours was a creative collaboration the success of which Prairie View A&M University's Marching Band had never known. He loved music and cherished the opportunity to train and inspire young people, all of whom will miss him deeply."

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C-LeB28

Moderator
Our Ocean of Soul Alumni Chapter should be presenting the university/family with something. :tup:
 

s phi s

The One Man Band
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