It was a real honor to be able to join Sara Romweber’s family and friends in proclaiming Sara Romweber Day in Carrboro. Watch the video here and read the full resolution below. North Carolina’s Piedmont Laureate David Menconi assisted with the drafting of the resolution.
Motion was made by Alderman Damon Seils, seconded by Alderman Bethany Chaney, that the following resolution be approved:
WHEREAS, Sara Romweber moved with her family to Carrboro in Orange County, North Carolina, in 1977, the year she turned 13 years old; and
WHEREAS, Sara was “Little Sara,” daughter of “Big Sara” Romweber and one of seven children; and
WHEREAS, the Romweber family home on Pine Street in Carrboro was a unique artistic ecosystem in which all the kids were involved in various quirky artistic pursuits; and
WHEREAS, many of those artistic pursuits involved bands, including The Remainz, UV Prom, Crash Landon and the Kamikazes, and Flat Duo Jets, led by Sara’s younger brother Dexter Romweber; and
WHEREAS, Flat Duo Jets would go on to receive international acclaim, and Sara achieved even more as a key member of historically significant and artistically important alternative-rock bands, including Let’s Active, Snatches of Pink, and (with her brother) Dex Romweber Duo; and
WHEREAS, Sara pioneered a unique style of drumming and a playing style that displayed amazing power and versatility across a wide range of musical styles; and
WHEREAS, Sara also became a much-beloved icon, as renowned for her thoughtful kindness and on-point rock-star style as for her drumming; and
WHEREAS, Sara’s inspiration also extended far and wide as an important and enduring influence on friends, peers, fellow musicians, and younger generations; and
WHEREAS, Sara’s death at age 55 from glioblastoma on March 4, 2019, triggered an amazing and massive outpouring of love and remembrances across media platforms all across the globe; and
WHEREAS, Sara will never be forgotten as one of the North Carolina musicians who made the state great.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Carrboro, North Carolina, does hereby proclaim Sunday, June 23, 2019, as “Sara Romweber Day” in Carrboro and urges all residents to continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Sara Romweber and her important contributions to the artistic life of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.
This the 18th day of June, 2019.