In Memoriam

The BCCM family lost two long-time members recently.

Hans Lampl conducted the CSULB orchestra from 1956-1983. He was also the resident conductor of the Rio Hondo Orchestra for 12 years, and was most well know for his work in opera and musical theater. Dr. Lampl received his DMA from USC and published a book, “Turning Notes into Music : An Introduction to Musical Interpretation.”

Doug Strawn met the Carpenters when they were students at CSULB. As he was quoted, he performed with them “from the garage to the Lear jets.” After leaving the Carpenters in 1979, he joined the Disney Corporation as a project promoter and rose to Director of Entertainment. Among the many duties he performed at Disney was being the official voice of Donald Duck for Walt Disney Attractions. He later became a successful motivational speaker.

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