Ron Evans, Conductor of the Northwind Symphonic Band of Gainesville, GA, and long time band director in North Georgia and at Stephens County, died on Saturday, February 22, from complications of kidney disease. A past President of GMEA and influential teacher, band leader, and performer will be mourned by thousands who knew his music and felt his influence. Several members of the Classic City Band played with Northwind, a collection of brilliant players, mostly from the ranks of music educators. His humor, personal charm, kindness, and especially his musicianship will be missed. A memorial concert will be given on March the 14th at the First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia. The Classic City Band expresses deep sympathy to the Evans family and the members of the Northwind Syphonic Band.