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And the beat goes on - Closeups
September 2012 Issue
It all started 45 years ago at a Redcoat Band practice. Lee Butts (BBA ’71) introduced himself to Linda Anderson (BBA ’71). The rest is music history. The two have been overseeing the Redcoat Band Alumni Association (RBAA) since 1974. “The purpose of the group is to support the Redcoat Band in a lot of ways, including communicating with the alumni things they would be interested in,” Lee says. The RBAA’s main task over the past 38 years has been to help raise money for things the Redcoats need. For example, they worked with the UGA administration to secure a dedicated practice field for the band. “Space on the university campus is very scarce,” Lee says. “The result of that effort was the Redcoats were able to have that space for the largest classroom on campus.” In addition to helping the Redcoats, the Butts have been instrumental in helping keep Redcoat alumni connected. Lee created and maintains the RBAA website, which …
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