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Montgomery Music Building to be dedicated today

Wofford facility houses classrooms, rehearsal spaces

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The Montgomery Music Building is named for the family of Walter and Betty Montgomery and Rose Montgomery Johnston, in honor of their lead gift to the project. The building was open this spring.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Montgomery Music Building at Wofford College will be dedicated at 4 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 1). Located on North Church Street beside Ben Wofford Books, the building provides a home for the college’s Department of Music with rehearsal space and classrooms for singers, musicians and faculty.
  Gary McCraw, chair of the department, says the music faculty are “truly honored to be the recipients of this wonderful new facility. It is a privilege to teach our students in the Montgomery Music Building.”

The newly renovated building, formerly the Baptist Collegiate Ministry building, opened this spring. It is named for Walter and Betty Montgomery and Rose Montgomery Johnston and their families in honor of their leadership gift toward the building’s renovation.

“Betty and Walter Montgomery have long been major benefactors for this community, most especially in the arts,” President Benjamin B. Dunlap says. “We are honored to have their name forever a part of Wofford.”

The Montgomery family has a long history as generous contributors to the quality of life in the region. Their imprint can be found in almost every corner of Wofford’s campus, including the Montgomery Room faculty and staff dining hall in the Burwell Building.

“The Montgomery family is pleased to support this outstanding liberal arts college and its music program,” Walter Montgomery said on behalf of the family when the lead gift was announced.

The Wofford music program has plenty of opportunities for students to participate in vocal and instrumental ensembles, musical theatre, music history and theory classes.

With a student body of 1,550, nearly half of the students take advantage of music education and performance opportunities.