As we head into the next few weeks, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind us of why we are all here.
With so much going on, it can be easy to get caught up in the "daily grind.” But every once in a while, reflect on our individual improvements and the incredible accomplishments we’ve made as a group.
By the end of next week, we will have had great performances by four groups that did not exist last year at Gahr High School - our Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Winter Drumline, and Winter Guard. This is an exciting and incredible achievement!
Remember that greatness is the result of incredibly hard work. There is no shortcut. Work your hardest everyday and you will have no regrets. Everything we do in the band program is important, which makes you important. Excellence is attained with this attitude, and it is this attitude that is the basis of our program.
We all have one common goal: to strive for the next level of excellence in everything we do. We may have different viewpoints on how to get there, but realize that everyone’s heart is in the right place. We all need to work together - the students, the parents, the staff, and myself.
Every family has disagreements once in a while. Put aside your differences and lead by example. We have all witnessed that amazing things can happen when we work together. It would be a shame to lose that momentum now!
This activity is one of the few opportunities in life in which people come together and make powerful things happen. Thank you all for your hard work, and let’s get this show on the road!
Director of Instrumental Music
Gahr High School
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