I hope this message finds you have OR HAD a great Labor Day weekend. For many of us, the Labor Day weekend saw an amazing PAGEANTRY of "Friday Nigh Football!" Now for twenty-seven years, I have done my very best to keep in mind that we are creating LIFE-LONG MEMORIES for my students / your children. Last night - Amazing. Coach Wade came into the band room to share some words of encouragement. Prior to the game, he brought the team over to the band where they all enjoyed a moment together. And then the two became one as WE "trooped" over to the stadium. People in the parking lot being heard saying, "Oh I gotta see this." and "I gotta get a picture of this." Then, the way the students performed at the game. Color Guard dancing. Band LOUD. Student section moving down to where the band has been sitting for the last eight years. And the team dominated. And then for the first time in EIGHT YEARS (including this year), we went on the track to have an "Alma Mater" moment followed by some wonderful words from our Principal. ELECTRIC. If you missed it, you missed a "memory-in-the-making."
All this supported by some amazing parents! Parents selling our "accoutrements." Parents dancing as the band is playing! Parents moving equipment. Parents did a GREAT job getting over 120 students fitted in their uniforms.
I am grateful / thankful for all we accomplished Friday night. Now, onto the next game SEPTEMBER 11th. Wednesday night SEPTEMBER 9th at 8:15 pm, we need parents to attend rehearsal to learn how to move equipment on and off the field. We are performing PART ONE (of four) of our field show [at the game]. September 11th is also our annual MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT - a chance to make more memories and this time, with our two wonderful middle school music programs!
So, parents please make plans to be with us September 9 (Mrs. Everts' Birthday) 8:15 pm (rehearsal is 6pm-9pm) and continue to support your child's high school experience. Thank you.
AGAPE (referring to unconditional, self-sacrificing, giving love to all—both friend and enemy. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org)
Paul D. Everts
Music Teacher, Dublin High School
Founder, BAND TOGETHER (Student Leadership Seminars)
Paul D. Everts
Dublin High School Instrumental Music Director