Born and raised in the Mill City area, Al Purdy serves as our organist, pianist, Chancel Choir accompanist and vocal soloist. He has also on occasion composed and copyrighted several musical selections for our Chancel Choir with Flute Choir. Al is a retired music teacher from a thirty-seven year teaching career, having taught at Lancaster School District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Abington Heights School District, Clarks-Summit, Pennsylvania. as well as at Tunkhannock Area School District, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania where he served as the Chorus and String Director at Tunkhannock Area High School and Coordinator of Music for Grades K-12. In addition, Al was a member of the local dance band, Brother John, for thirty-seven years as vocalist and piano accompanist. He has a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester State College, now known as West Chester University, and an M.S. Degree from Wilkes University in Classroom Technology. Well known in our area, Al brings many musical skills to his position with us.