Bill Nawrocki - The Independent: Obituaries

Bill Nawrocki

Nov. 18, 1931 - June 7, 2019 | Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am

Bill Nawrocki was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., and died June 7, 2019.

He was the elder of the two brothers. After high school he lived at home and attended Knapp School of Percussion in Chicago on a scholarship. He took various part-time jobs. In 1951 he joined the Air Force. He chose the Air Force because they had a full-time band. After basic training at Parks Air Force Base in Dublin, he was sent to percussion school in Washington, D.C., for three months. He went in as a Corporal and came out a Staff Sergeant.

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