The Salisbury Symphony Board of Directors last night approved the appointment of William M. “Bill” Bucher, Jr. as Executive Director for the Symphony effective October 1, 2018. Bucher has been serving as Interim Director since May, when he agreed to handle administrative duties while the Board conducted a search for a permanent Executive Director.
Bucher is a twenty-five year resident of the Salisbury area. He was the chief financial officer of the Rowan-Salisbury Schools for ten years from 1992-2002; he then served as chief financial officer of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools until he retired from the State in 2013. Bucher has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wake Forest University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University; in addition he holds a certificate in City/County Government from the NC Institute of Government in Chapel Hill. Bucher and his wife Gayla have two grown daughters with families of their own in Austin, Texas and Lanham, Maryland.
The Salisbury Symphony, led by David Hagy, is one of only a few professional symphonies in North Carolina and is headquartered in the Gateway Building in downtown Salisbury. More information, including concert schedules, can be found at www.salisburysymphony.org.