I rarely bring personal life into the job, but I wanted to let you know that my absence from Pope Band events is not meant to slight the importance or to cause any issues... just taking care of family in a time of need. We have a lot going on and Mr. Rudolph is pulling double duty getting it all done. Help him out when you can!
On another note, we need some positive thoughts and energy sent to a wonderful band alumni family. Lauren and Christine Porto were in band/color guard in high school. Their dad, Joe was an active parent and a super personality at Pope Band events! Joe is in ICU after an infection caused his heart to stop on Monday. I heard he was here in the same hospital as my mom, and went to see the family. They are staying strong and positive... but Joe needs all of your support as he faces a long, difficult recovery.
Thanks and I hope to be back on a "normal" schedule soon!