Thursday, October 25, 2007

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen Honors The Late Great Jimmie Lunceford With A Proclamation!!!

United States House Of Representatives
Proclamation By Congressman Stephen Cohen
9th District, Tennessee

WHEREAS, on behalf of the citizens of the Ninth Congressional District, it is fitting to recognize the legacy and achievements of the late Jimmie Lunceford.

WHEREAS, a dynamic teacher, orchestra leader and conductor, Jimmie Lunceford was a man of boundless talent. As the first high school band orchestra leader/ conductor in the history of the Memphis City Schools, Jimmie Lunceford became a legend among men for his unsurpassed ability. He applied his skills to form the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, which performed at the world famous Cotton Club, earning a reputation as one of the best swing bands to ever perform.

WHEREAS, Jimmie Lunceford made valuable contributions to our city, which continue to last for generations. Moreover, in his work with the students of Memphis City Schools, he undoubtedly made an indelible impact on their lives. At this time, as we celebrate the Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival, we pay tribute and reflect on the memory of this great man.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Stephen I. Cohen, Member of Congress, honor the late Jimmie Lunceford, on this 20th day of October, 2007.

Stephen I. Cohen
Member of Congress

Please Visit The Official Jimmie Lunceford Website:

Also Support The Jimmie Lunceford Scholars Fund For Deserving Memphis City Schools Students:

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