To the editor:
After debating whether to go, I attended the GHS Band and Flash Floor Show on Saturday night. It was one of the best evenings I have spent in a long time. The performances from every group were outstanding. The Flashes, directed by Lori Butler were crisp and sharp as usual. As a former GHS band director, I was particularly interested in the band’s performance. It was exciting to see how the numbers have grown and the sound of the band was absolutely beautiful. It began with what I thought was the most beautiful playing of the National Anthem and the impressive presentation of the colors by the JROTC. It was obvious to me when hearing them play that they truly enjoyed what they were doing. The new band director, Joel Weisberg and his assistant, Mr. Burt, have done what I consider an incredible job of growing the numbers and the performance level of this group. Mr. Weisberg told me they expect the enrollment to top a hundred players this fall.
The performance by the Jazz Band was equally impressive as well as an outstanding performance by the Drum Line, which was unexpected. My heartiest congratulation to Ms. Butler, Mr. Weisburg and Mr. Burt for a truly wonderful evening.
GHS Band Director ‘79-’85
Spring semester ‘07
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