Honoree: Dave Bechard
Sponsors : Dan Cole, Peter Jarnberg, Mark Ortenburger, Dan True, Harvey Weiss
Dave Bechard joined the Minneapolis Commodores in October of 2016 and, in a very short three years, firmly established himself as a stellar Barbershop director and singer. Perhaps a quote from Paul Wigley, written shortly after Dave quite ably stepped into an Assistant Director role, says it best:
“a shout out to our new Assistant Director Dave Bechard for his energy, super attitude, great musicianship, and willingness to jump into rehearsal situations on very short notice and to lead like a champion!”
Dave and his wife Cassie, moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the summer of 2019 to bring their love of music to a new community. Anyone who was privileged to have the benefit of his energetic direction won’t soon forget the songs he brought to life. Crazy Little Thing Called Lovewill always be his song every time we sing it. Another memory we’ll continue to enjoy is our involvement, as active participants, in the start of another Bechard music career. His son Jackson, a preschooler, proudly led the Commodores, with just as much energy as dad, on several rehearsal occasions.
We are all better for having known the Bechard family and know they are making friends and great music wherever they are.