After 35 years in music education, Ron Rutley is retiring.
Rutley has been the director of music at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School for 18 years. He is well-known in the Cloverdale community as an educator that goes above and beyond the call of duty with annual fundraising efforts for band trips, such as Lord Tweedsmuir’s annual tree-chip in January.
Under Rutley’s direction, Lord Tweedsmuir music students have travelled the world, from San Jose to Honolulu.
On Friday, June 22, Rutley and his students will put on a final concert at the Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 144 Street). The music kicks off at 7 p.m. and admission is by donation.
Concert and jazz bands with students from grades 8 to 12 will perform, as will music student alumni, and Rutley himself.
Concert-goers are invited to join Rutley and his students for coffee and cake after the concert, to celebrate his retirement.