The NMC family, as well as the larger Traverse City music community, mourn the passing of Dave Parrish. Dave lost a heroic eight-year battle with cancer last Friday, passing away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends.

Dave made an enormous impact on the community — bringing joy, love and wonderful music to all who knew him and worked with him. Dave wore many hats in the TC music community — NMC Children’s Choir Director, TCAPS Music Department Chair, TCAPS Choir Director, TCCHS Humanities Instructor, NMC Extended Education lecturer… the list goes on and on.

There will be a Memorial Service at Central United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 12, at 11 a.m. to celebrate Dave’s life and legacy.