Ad Spot

May 8, 2021

Bucher retiring from Salisbury Symphony effective July 1

Bucher

Safrit

Hunter Scott Safrit to succeed Bucher as executive director

SALISBURY — William M. “Bill” Bucher, who has served as executive director for the Salisbury Symphony since May of 2018, will retire June 30. This was a second career for Bucher, who had previously served for 33 years as a North Carolina public school finance officer.

“I have truly enjoyed the experience of working with Dr. Hagy and the SSO’s musicians, staff, volunteers and board of directors for the past two years,” he says, “and I have a newfound appreciation for the many people in our community who have made supporting and funding a professional symphony for our home community a priority in their lives.”

Bill and his wife Gayla, longtime supporters of Salisbury’s arts community, plan to stay here in Salisbury and remain involved in the symphony and other arts efforts in the area.

“I would like to thank each and every person who has attended a symphony performance or donated to the symphony, particularly during the past two years while I’ve been helping to shape its future. I hope everyone here will continue to value it as much as I do, and to teach our children and grandchildren to treasure the unique experiences that having a hometown symphony orchestra can provide. I have the utmost confidence in Hunter Scott Safrit, and I believe that the symphony will continue to grow and thrive under his thoughtful and capable leadership.”

Salisbury native Hunter Scott Safrit was selected by the SSO board of directors to succeed Bucher in March. Safrit graduated from Catawba College with a bachelor’s degree in music education, and has been a part of the symphony’s staff in one capacity or another for over eight years. Most recently he has served as the associate executive director of the Salisbury Symphony. He also serves as music director for the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society.

About Post Lifestyles

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalPostLifestyle/ and Twitter @postlifestlyes for more content

email author More by Post

Comments

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

Sports

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow

Business

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

Nation/World

California population declines for first time

News

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

News

Police: Man killed in shootout with officers in Winston-Salem

Crime

Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

Crime

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

Local

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Local

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras