Echoes of Morning, In Loving Memory of B

April 15, 2008

The Senior High School band will premiere the commissioned work, "Echoes of Morning," on Wednesday, April 16 at 8 pm in Senior High School's Nora Gym. All are welcome to attend. We do not believe there is a charge for this event.

"Echoes of Morning" was written by Patrick M. McCarty in memory of Bianca "B" Vocke. B was a student at Senior High School and guard member of the Colts. Patrick McCarty is the Assitant Director of Bands at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, KS and a Colts alumn ('99).

In the notes about the music, McCarty states, "This piece strives to capture the wonderful traits of Binaca, while reminding us to cherish life and friendships. It strives to capture the essence of a beautiful morning sunrise and is loosely based on the Colts corps song."

B passed away a few minutes after midnight on the morning of December 11, 2007. Her family was at her side, with the corps song, "Morning" playing in the background.

Members, friends, fans, and anyone wishing to send a note to the family, is encouraged to do so. The words of friendship will be delivered to the family through Greg - please email Greg Orwoll at or mail to the Colts office at Greg's attention.

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

Donations are being accepted for Bianca's family and Erin to help offset the tremendous medical expenses incurred. You can give to the funds by clicking the link at right under the Colts Store button.

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