Current Status Bill Number:
3436Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950201Primary Sponsor: McElveenAll Sponsors: McElveenDrafted Document Number: gjk\21261sd.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950202Subject: Pat Veltre
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950202 Received from Senate Senate 19950202 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19950201 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO CONGRATULATE MR. PAT VELTRE, ONE OF SUMTER'S MOST DISTINGUISHED CONDUCTORS AND BAND DIRECTORS, UPON HIS RETIREMENT AND TO EXPRESS TO HIM SINCERE THANKS FOR ALL HE HAS DONE ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF SUMTER COUNTY.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly have learned with deep regret that Pat Veltre, one of Sumter County's most distinguished conductors and band directors, retired in December, 1994, during the legislative interim; and
Whereas, Pat Veltre has spent forty-five years entertaining audiences in such faraway places as Iceland, Thailand, and Burma and closer to home in Patriot Hall and in the gymnasiums and football fields of Sumter area schools; and
Whereas, he is known as well for his volunteer work in Sumter's musical community where he directed the Sumter Community Band, the Civic Chorale, the Jazz Ensemble, the choir of St. Anne's Catholic Church, as well as musicals for the Sumter Little Theatre. He organized the annual fund-raiser for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and helped bring other musical events to Sumter as a board member and president of the Sumter-Shaw Community Concert Association; and
Whereas, he is a native of Pennsylvania and received a bachelor's degree in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He then joined the Air Force in 1950 and had a twenty-year career in military bands. It was during his career as an Air Force conductor that he traveled the world, playing for troops stationed overseas, for military affairs and galas, and for four presidents; and
Whereas, after retiring from the Air Force, Pat Veltre began a second career as band director for Sumter School District 2. He subsequently directed the marching band and concert bands at Hillcrest High School, as well as bands at Ebenezer Junior High School, Shaw Heights Elementary School, Oakland Middle School, and Mayewood High School providing a positive role model for numerous young people and leading them to a lifetime of enjoying music; and
Whereas, in 1990 he retired for a second time, but nevertheless continued to donate countless hours to Sumter's musical community and has received statewide acclaim for his work as director of the Sumter City Chorale and the Sumter Community Band; and
Whereas, the respect with which this truly outstanding South Carolinian is held is evidenced by the proclaiming of December 11, 1994, as "Patrick Veltre Day" in Sumter by local leaders; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, would like to extend to Mr. Veltre on behalf of the citizens of Sumter their sincere thanks as he bids farewell to his stage-conducting career. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby congratulate Mr. Pat Veltre, one of Sumter's most distinguished conductors and band directors, upon his retirement and to express to him sincere thanks for all he has done on behalf of the citizens of Sumter County.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Pat Veltre.