Columbia Basin College’s first vocal teacher, Terry Crabb, died March 25 in Pasco.
He was 96.
He was one of the Pasco college’s original instructors when it opened its doors in barracks north of Pasco in 1955 and taught there until he retired in 1982. He formed the Desertones vocal group.
He said when he retired that he chose to remain at CBC for 27 years because he liked the flexibility offered by a community college. He advised students interested in performing arts to consider a community college because they would have more opportunities to perform than at a four-year college.