As you may know, Mr. Paul Everts announced to his students on Wednesday (4/19) that he will resign at the end of the current school year (2016/2017). This news has taken many students and parents by surprise. I discussed the news with Vice Principal Ms. Holthe on Wednesday and she reassured the board that the administration is very committed to the Music Program and that every effort will be made to hire a new band director to take over and build upon the program that Mr. Everts has developed. Ms. Holthe is also seeking comments/inputs regarding what qualification we would like to see in the next Band Director.
We are very pleased to hear of the administration's stance and commitment on supporting the Arts in STEAM! Losing two band directors (Mr. Everts and Mr. Lee Carpenter at Fallon Middle School) as well as a choir director (Ms. Allie Lopiano, who brought much success to the DHS choir program) in one year is a major setback to the Music Program in the Dublin Unified School District. At the same time, it opens up opportunities for applicants with new and fresh ideas to come in and grow the program even further with the support of the administration.
We are grateful that Mr. Everts has done a lot of planning for next year and has dates in place for the field shows for the fall season. This news of him leaving no doubt causes the Booster community to come together and work closely with administration to learn how we can help forge a smooth transition.
The DHS Music Boosters would like to thank Mr. Everts for his dedication and efforts over the last 9 years in establishing a wonderful music program at DHS. We congratulate him on a fantastic season this year and wish for him much success in his new job. We would like to also thank Mrs. Everts, who has been the foundation of support for Mr. Everts and assisting him with behind the scene administrative tasks such as scheduling and working with all trips and World Strides, scheduling the use of facilities, assisting him with end of the year awards, as well as heading up the color guards when no instructors are available.
President, DHS Music Boosters