Ronney D. Mayard
 

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 18th at 7:00PM at Vincent's Funeral Home in Abbeville.

             Ronney D. Mayard, Vermilion Parish School Board’s Supervisor of Music and Arts
             passed away on Monday, August 15, 2005.

            Mr. Ronney taught music in Vermilion Parish Public Schools for 31 years.  He retired
             in 1989, but only for two years.  He came back to work for the Vermilion Parish
             School board seven years ago as music and arts supervisor, overseeing 39 music,
             speech, visual arts and dance teachers.

            In Mr. Ronney’s “spare” time, he served as president of the Vermilion Arts Council
             and the Louisiana Wetlands Association, and is president-elect of the Louisiana Unit
             of International Jazz Educators and the Louisiana Music Educator’s Education
             board.

            Mayard also founded the Vermilion Carousel of Arts 13 years ago and was
             spearheading a new festival to be held September 3-4, over the Labor Day
             weekend, the Louisiana Wetlands Fair and Festival.

            Recently, in honor of his personal accomplishments and outstanding service to his
            community and fellow man, April 13th, 2005 was declared Ronney Mayard Day, by
            Abbeville Mayor, Mark Piazza.

            Mr. Ronney will be greatly missed and for those of us that worked with him every
             day, we feel like this is “The Day The Music Died.”