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.
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