Hello Irish Guard Family:
Well, this DIRECTOR’S NOTES gives me a taste of reality following a MAGICAL TRIP TO IRELAND!! I have so much to say, but I do know that many of you are too busy to read; so this will be brief. The amount of words and quality of words are coming from my heart… so please slow down the “how come is he is so short with his reflections of Ireland?”
The word “awesome” is overused. However, in this case, when one takes over fifty students to another country, along with just as many or close to as many family members and every day was better than the previous day? That was awesome. Our tour guides, Eunan & Muriel, EXCELLENT. There were so many great memories. Seeing the Portmarnock & Loreto students’ reaction to the DHS band’s performance was great and special for our students. On our way home in the Bus in California, I received the following message from one of our tour guides, Eunan: Paul, I’m delighted to tell you that DHS won best turned out band and participants in the Bray St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Congratulations from Muriel and myself. WOW. Way to go!!
So, let me just say again, THANK YOU MRS. EVERTS & MRS. LAMPI FOR THE AMOUNT OF WORK YOU GAVE TOWARDS THIS TRIP. Thank you to all the parents who did so much for our students prior to the trip and during the trip. Chaperones seriously took their job taking care of the students. Proud of the way they accepted their responsibility. Many of the parents who were there to enjoy the event / travelled with the World Projects group – never hesitated in helping move equipment. For example, I walk into the Portmarnock Gymnasium and there were Dublin High School Parents putting away music stands / chairs / instruments. SUPER!! Success. We had a successful trip. THANK YOU!! Please have your students attend school on Monday, March 21, 2016.
Final thank you to the parents / friends who helped with the Dublin, CA St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. We heard the weather was horrible. Thank you weathering the weather that weekend.
BOOSTERS MEETING IS MONDAY MARCH 21, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Winter percussion Competition is March 26th
Instrumental Music Concert is 7pm on March 28th.
Choral Music Concert is 7pm on March 29th.
April 16th is SECOND ANNUAL “HOE DOWN – THROW DOWN.” Great fundraiser. More information is on www.dhsirishguard.org
As always, any questions / comments / concerns / and yes even a compliment, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, EMERGENICES 209-642-2651 (cell phone; numbers will be screened).
Enjoy these videos from the trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkSdd-V2gcA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Ca3xxCC7A There are many more videos online. I do hope we will see those videos shared on www.dhsirishguard.org as well, as photos. SO WONDERFUL.
Paul D. Everts
Dublin High School Instrumental Music Director