I sent out a plea to alumni members to help us finance the trip for Mr. Swanson and to help establish a hardship scholarship fund for future trips. The response was immediate and very moving. Letters from alumni pointed out the many valuable lessons learned in band that have continued to be important later in life. Several specifically mentioned Mr. Swanson and what a wonderful opportunity this is to connect with someone who served our country and to honor him with our performances. The donations continue to arrive.
Events such as this serve many purposes...not only the music performance aspects, but cultural opportunities and a chance to create a truly special moment with a living hero who was a part of a major event in our nation's history.
Wind Symphony members:
We will rehearse on Tuesday evening, April 7th from 6-8 p.m. in the band room. This will be our only rehearsal the week of the performance. You will need a folding music stand for the memorial performance, and will need to have your music secured to the stand for outdoor playing. We will discuss these details in class this week.
Keep an eye out for updates on all of our social media outlets as we enjoy the trip!!!