As we end this band year, I'd like to take a moment to congratulate and thank several people.
First and foremost, congratulations to our band students for an amazing year. You thrived under tough circumstances, and brought great joy to the SLHS community and your families. We're incredibly proud of you all.
Second, thanks and congratulations to Mr. Fore. This was a challenging year for you as well, but you continue to run a magnificent program that enriches our individual students' lives as well as our community.
Third, thank you to all the families who volunteered this year. You helped feed our students, move equipment, wash uniforms, raise and manage finances, find lost hats and music, and so much more. Your support has been amazing, and I am deeply grateful.
Fourth, thank you to Melanie Erler, Nikki Matthews, the Nordfelts, Andy Gallagher, the Setliks, and all the other senior families. Your support over the past four years has meant so much to the band program in general and to our students in particular.
Finally, I'd like to share a quote from one of the Band Directors who attended the Concert Band Assessment we hosted in March. This speaks to the work of Mr. Fore (and the rest of his instructional staff), the students, parents, and administrators who have developed and supported the SLHS band program.
"You all have obviously cultivated a wonderful school community in support of the arts. This weekend you served as a model for how all of our schools should strive to be when we put our best foot forward and host in service of others."
Thanks, and have a great Summer.