Thom Working

  Content Earlier CareerBecoming DirectorGrowing the BandWorking’s Legacy Written by Natalie Weg and Amelia Waalken  Edited by Laura Anthon  Early Career Thom Working was always active in promoting music within the West Michigan community. Before leading as the director of the American Legion band, Working was a member of the ensemble as a french horn Read More …

Henry Vander Linde

Content Passion for CommunityVander Linde’s Legacy Written by Natalie Weg and Amelia Waalkes Edited by Laura Anthon Henry P. Vander Linde served as the Holland American Legion Band’s longest-standing band director. Beginning his directorship in 1966, he led the local band for 4 decades. Over these years, Vander Linde developed the definition of what it Read More …