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Smallest band at the Dover show more than held its own. BRAVO!

To The Daily Sun,

Last Saturday night I went to the 46th Annual Dover Band Show. There were nine high school bands that participated in the event. Every band gave a wonderful performance. They were delightful to watch and listen to.

At fewer than 40 members, the Laconia High School Marching Band had the smallest number of members in their precision marching band. They proudly took the field and performed an outstanding collection of composer John Williams' work that included, among others, excerpts from Star Wars, Superman, ET and Jaws movie scores. They were every bit as good as so many of the bands that had many more members.

Under the direction of Debbie Gibson and percussion director John Cardin, the band performed precision steps while playing difficult music. I am so proud of every single member of the band, including the two majorettes, and especially the one brave color guard. Emily was poised and graceful as she performed her movements that went along with the music. All of you deserve to be proud of yourselves. BRAVO!

I believe the gift of music is a gift that last forever. You will have the gift of music the rest of your lives. Thank you Debbie, John and Phil, and to all the music teachers who give our children such an incredible gift.

Great show! Thank you all!

LHS music director Debbie Gibson will be retiring at the end of the school year. She will be greatly missed.

Sandy Frazier


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We invite you enjoy "Mayhem at the Mill' on Friday & Saturday evenings

To The Daily Sun,

You're invited! The Belknap Mill is proud to host "Mayhem at the Mill", a Russ Davis Production during the 25th anniversary of N.H. Pumpkin Festival.

The Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered textile mill in the country and with all of those memories within the walls; it's a perfect location for a scary haunt with a great cause! Proceeds from Mayhem at the Mill will benefit the non-profit Belknap Mill Society — to support our mission: "To preserve and protect the Belknap Mill, maintain an historical museum and to support and provide cultural and educational opportunities for Laconia and the Lakes Region."

Our haunt wouldn't be possible without the tireless efforts of the Russ Davis Family, who have graciously volunteered to organize the Mayhem and supply all of the spooks! Materials and awesome giveaways have been generously donated from our sponsors: Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Company, Wallace Building Products, the Laconia Antique Center, the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, Wescott Law Firm, and Pepsi. Gift cards and other prizes are still appreciated — to donate, please contact Tara or Jenn at the Belknap Mill: 603-524-8813.

An Early Bird Preview of Mayhem at the Mill will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, from 6-10 p.m. The Mayhem continues during Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets are only $5 per person. The Belknap Mill gift shop will be open Friday and Saturday and drawings for raffle prizes, including gift cards to Faro Italian Grille, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, and Funspot will occur throughout both evenings. Enjoy a whoopie pie from Penny's Craft Biz or an Apple Cider Doughnut from Cider Bellies and get ready to scream! We look forward to seeing you there ... If you dare....

Mayhem at the Mill Task Force
The Board of Directors

Belknap Mill Society

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