Santa Barbara Music Club

In Memoriam: Roger Herren

Roger Herren
We were very sad to learn of the recent late-September passing of Roger Herren, who faithfully and energetically supported the SBMC for years by preparing the Faulkner Gallery prior to each concert and restoring it afterwards. Besides rolling our 9-foot Steinway out of storage and placing it precisely, Roger set up and took down close to 200 chairs before and after each concert. He took pride in having everything ready in time for early-arriving performers to warm up. Those of us who interacted with him enjoyed the pleasure of his broad interests and knowledge, lively conversation, positive energy, and genuine caring for the Music Club and our endeavors. His chair rows were always perfectly aligned, and he kept watch over the crowd with a sharp eye for anything out of place. We will always remember Roger as a kind and intelligent man who always strived to do his best.