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July 18, 2018

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October 30, 2017
Richard Culver was a major influence on my life. He seemed to be this mysterious person who would show up unexpectedly at rehearsals and concerts. I was lucky enough to be 1st chair clarinet in the All-City band from 5th grade thru high school, but I was always somewhat nervous to see Mr. Culver. When I went to CU Boulder College of Music, once again I saw Richard Culver walking the halls and teaching classes. I also pursued saxophone and ended up being in the All-City Jazz Band from the 8th grade on. Too bad not many people remember all of these All-City bands anymore. Sad to see Mr. Culver and another one of my favorite music professors, Wayne Scott pass away within months of each other.
October 27, 2017
Just discovered this loss. Anne, my sincere condolences. Dick was the director of bands at Abraham Lincoln High School for the three years I attended in the mid 60s. I was a trombonist, and played in concert bands, orchestras, and jazz bands during those years, the bands under the tutelage of Mr. Culver. He was also director of the All City Band my senior year. He is at the top of my list of remembered' teachers, not only for his musicianship, but for his kindness, and his ability to make a young person feel that they mattered, that they were valued.

I'll never forget when a few of us would head downtown to Shaner's on 17th Street, drink more than a few cherry Cokes sitting around one of their small tables listening to Mr. Culver play with the Neil Bridge Trio. The highlight of those late night jaunts was when my trombone teacher, Tasso Harris, was also there, performing with Mr. Culver as well.

It appears Dick was almost ninety when he passed. What a wonderful life he had, and what a wonderful thing that he inspired so many young people during his life.

Godspeed Mr. Culver

George Seaton
March 30, 2017
I was a student of his at Lincoln back in the '60s. His teaching enriched my life then and to this very day. A fine artist and educator. And a unique gentleman.
March 29, 2017
Respect, honor and love to Richard Culver, the teacher who influenced me more than any other, and to his family.