Chapter Honors Bruce Behnke


At the opening of the June 7 Organ + Choir Festival, the chapter recognized executive board member Bruce Behnke for his commitment and service to the SNC:AGO as webmaster and as editor of the chapter’s newsletter, the Desert Wind.

While serving on the board of the chapter, Bruce agreed to a “temporary” position writing, designing and editing the Desert Wind... that temporary position lasted twelve years.

Bruce is a retired music teacher. He has taught vocal and instrumental music in elementary, middle and high schools in Michigan, Colorado and Nevada. His last position was at the Las Vegas Academy where he taught music theory, modern music technology and beginning piano. He has also been a church choir director in each of these three states. While in Michigan he was associated with the Delta College Flute Choir. He has nine arrangements for flute and choir published by ALRY Publications. He will continue to serve on the SNC:AGO executive board.

The Desert Wind publishes five times a year and is distributed to chapter members, friends of the chapter, the national organization and various chapters around the region.

Kevin Coney