Surprise guest attends concert

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The audience at Placer’s Spring Music Concert enjoyed a surprise appearance by Ola Murchison, Placer alumnus of 1955 and member of Placer’s Hall of Fame. Besides his achievements in pro football, music education and school administration, Dr. Murchison created a Placer tradition when he composed the Placer Hymn — now played by the band at the close of home football and basketball games. He shared the touching story of his determination to learn piano and write music despite many obstacles, and was in turn visibly moved by the Placer choir’s beautiful performance of the original version of his hymn. It was an inspiring end to a wonderful concert. Thank you to Placer musicians, music director David Lawrenson and Ola Murchison for a memorable evening! Peggy Egli, Auburn