Thank you to the MANY folks who made Thursday’s concert and recognition a huge success! It was GREAT to see our amazing band parents working side by side at an event again!! Joe Crowley, Paul Thomas and Jack Thomas organized the heavy lifting on the percussion equipment, chairs, stands and props (fun to see those again!). Laurie Dornak and Stacey Saladyga took care of the senior roses. Jade Horne & Melissa Gifford did the program. Robyn Tremaine assembled the marching band awards. Melissa Gifford and Kimberly Cowell-Meyers got the treats. Kathleen Cramer, Kristy Leary and Shannen Setlik prepped the swag bags. Shannon Evans, the Nijkamp family and Kristy Leary delivered flowers and bags to seniors who were unable to attend. Melissa Gifford and Melanie Erler prepped the buttons for senior parents. The Setlik family took care of the balloons. Christina Blocksom checked in guests at the gate. And a small army of folks put up and took down decorations; stuffed and handed out swag bags; tied balloons; moved, set up, and broke down percussion instruments, chairs and stands; and did all the other little things that made it all work: Kimberly Cowell-Meyers, Joe Crowley, Melanie Erler, Matthew & Shannon Evans, Lolita Hart, Gretchen Hazlin, Rupa Hicks, Kristy Leary, Karen Markle, Carol Peyton, the Sesam family, John and Shannen Setlik, Valerie Sibirsky, Paul Thomas, Jack Thomas, John Viner, and everyone else who pitched in when and where needed. Apologies if we missed someone - we know many stepped in to lend a hand!
Thursday’s event would not have been possible without the support of the South Lakes Administration, so we’d like to thank Mrs. Retzer, Mrs. Winter, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Conte and Mr. Duggan for their support. And a very special thanks to Mrs. Retzer and Mrs. Thomas for coming out to enjoy the music, celebrate our amazing band class of 2021, and cheer on all of our students! We’d also like to thank our awesome band staff - especially Mr. Fore - for making it such a special and successful evening!
Saturday was also a busy day for volunteers. Thank you to Christina Blocksom, Andrew Gallagher, Melissa Gifford, Lolita Hart and Rupa Hicks for spending their Saturday morning on band spring cleaning! Over the course of 3 weekends, these and our other (previously named) volunteers cleaned, inventoried and organized all pants, jackets, gauntlets and garment bags, and sorted through and organized a myriad of other materials. Students with missing items will be contacted this week.