It has been my pleasure to know Pat Rivett for 25 years, and to sit next to her with all the other piano players at community variety shows in Fairfield Harbour: she is the pianist, while the rest of us are merely piano players. Our congratulations to Pat on this most deserved honor – Margaret Rose, President, Neuse Realty
NEW BERN, N.C. – Fairfield Harbour (http://www.fhpoa.com), a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that Pat Rivett, Fairfield Harbour resident and accomplished pianist, has been named to the Fairfield Harbour Property Owners Association Hall of Fame for her many years of dedication to the community. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Rivett retired and moved to the community from New York in 1980. She has taught music education to children of all ages, provided private piano lessons and accompanied musical groups, including the Marcellus New York Chorale. Within the Fairfield Harbour community, Rivett became the director of the now 60-member Fairfield Harbour chorus in 1984, which performs each year at Easter services, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and the spring concert. In addition, the chorus under her leadership has traveled across the state to perform.
Since the 1990s, Rivett has helped many students at Craven Community College improve their musical talents by serving as accompanist for the Craven Community Chorus and playing piano for the school’s vocal fundamentals classes. She was honored for her many musical accomplishments as arranger, choral director, vocal coach and piano teacher at a 2008 Craven Community Chorus concert entitled “Rivett Up!” To provide Craven Community College students with an opportunity to continue their musical education, a Pat Rivett Music Scholarship was established in her honor. In 2013, after 20 years of teaching at the community college, Rivett was the guest of honor at an event celebrating her contributions to the school.
“Pat’s contributions to Fairfield Harbour have made her an asset to this community,” said Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager for Fairfield Harbour. “Her dedication to promoting music in our community and beyond is truly inspiring, and we are so proud to welcome her into the Fairfield Harbour Hall of Fame.”
“We are excited to welcome Pat into the Fairfield Harbour Hall of Fame,” said Larry Knapp, president of the Fairfield Harbour Board of Directors. “Under her direction, the community’s chorus has brought more than 60 Fairfield Harbour residents together to celebrate their love of music and has made a positive impact on our area. I simply cannot imagine Fairfield Harbour without her.”
“My sincerest congratulations to Pat Rivett as she is named to the Fairfield Harbour Hall of Fame,” said John Stone, president of CAS, Inc. “She is a remarkable asset to Fairfield Harbour and embodies the definition of a community leader, as she has committed herself to giving back to Fairfield Harbour and its residents. We are so proud of all that she has accomplished in her lifetime and are honored to recognize her wonderful achievements and tremendous leadership.”
ABOUT FAIRFIELD HARBOUR:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit http://www.fhpoa.com.
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