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Fee, crowd estimate for ‘Nocturnal’


WORLD PREMIERE Not many towns of 6,000 get to have a piece was composed by Darrington White, assistant band director in “world premiere” of a piece of band music, the Malakoff ISD and a longtime friend of Perry’s. The evening was especially not one named for a former resident. That’s what happened part of the annual Fine Arts Fair at RHS and also included performances at the RHS Auditorium Thursday evening when Jim Perry, former high by all RISD bands and an open house sponsored by the RHS school and junior-high director in Rockdale, returned to direct the Art Department which featured the first public viewing of new murals march, ‘Perry’s Legacy,’ during the annual RISD Parade of Bands. The in the older part of RHS. See pages 2A and 3B. 
Reporter/MIke Brown WORLD PREMIERE Not many towns of 6,000 get to have a piece was composed by Darrington White, assistant band director in “world premiere” of a piece of band music, the Malakoff ISD and a longtime friend of Perry’s. The evening was especially not one named for a former resident. That’s what happened part of the annual Fine Arts Fair at RHS and also included performances at the RHS Auditorium Thursday evening when Jim Perry, former high by all RISD bands and an open house sponsored by the RHS school and junior-high director in Rockdale, returned to direct the Art Department which featured the first public viewing of new murals march, ‘Perry’s Legacy,’ during the annual RISD Parade of Bands. The in the older part of RHS. See pages 2A and 3B. Reporter/MIke Brown Milam County may soon have a firmer estimate on just how many persons attended what’s believed to be the largest gathering in the county’s history, the 2012 Nocturnal Fest at Apache Pass.

County Judge Dave Barkemeyer told The Reporter for the past two years the county instituted a flat fee of approximately one dollar per ticket on the organizations which apply for mass gathering permits.

“Last year the county’s check from Nocturnal Fest amounted to $22,500,” Barkemeyer said.

“We’re expecting this year’s to be larger than that, maybe upwards of $30,000,” he said.

Nocturnal Fest was held April 28-29 and drew crowds estimated at 35,000.

“We started that fee to help pay for the extra expenses that are incurred to the county, especially law enforcement, when there’s a crowd of that size,” Barkemeyer said. “The fee money goes into the county’s general fund.”

Insomniac Productions stages the Nocturnal Fest each year.

Barkemeyer said the annual Silver Spurs Spring Jam at Apache Pass is also subject to the fee.

“Last year their crowd was prett y disappointing and we waived that fee,” Barkemeyer said.

But the 2012 event, with country star Cory Morrow, was much better attended.

“We’re anticipating getting a check from the Silver Spurs and also one on the Nocturnal Fest for their 2012 events,” Barkemeyer. said.


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