NEWPORT, VT - â€śNow heaven has a new leader of the band,â€ť is what the family of Richard â€śDickâ€ť Croudis said in an e-mail sent to the Newport Rotary Club Monday.
Croudis, the former band director at the Newport City High School and North Country Union High School, passed away Saturday morning. He was 94.
Croudis, a veteran of World War II, was highly involved in the Northeastern Rotary Music Festival for 30 years. That festival is held every March at North Country Union High School.Â