Feelin’ this today.
Have a good weekend, folks.
The Hudson City School District Budget Committee will be holding a community forum on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. in the John L. Edwards cafeteria. From the website: “Community members attending will be given a chance to speak and guide the committee at topics to look at during budget season.” According to the flyer, each community member will be given 3 minutes to speak.
Please come out and show your support for arts in education. The 150+ children that my husband teaches in his instrumental band program thank you for it, as well as all of the other students in the music department.
What a tragedy it would be if the stages fell silent and you couldn’t enjoy the sounds of children exploring their creativity and experiencing the joys of performing for their family, friends and peers.
What a shame it would be to not be able to hear rousing renditions of classic jazz tunes, like this version of “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock, as performed by the HCSD intermediate school jazz band ensemble?
And before you ask, no, this isn’t about our financial security. Obviously, we’ve got a horse in this race, as my husband teaches instrumental band in Hudson. But believe me when I say that he doesn’t do it for the money. He absolutely loves what he does. He loves teaching children how to bring out their passion for life through their music and explore the depths of their creativity. He spends countless hours, nights and weekends, planning and preparing for his lessons and for his performances. He strongly believes that every single child in Hudson deserves the opportunity to be involved in music — that it is a right, not a privilege, to have a fulfilling educational experience. Losing support for their department will be a hardship for us not only because he might be unemployed, but because he’ll be heartbroken.
His entire department is dedicated to the betterment of the children of Hudson and they need your support now more than ever. Please, speak out and spread the word.
If you would like to be more involved in supporting Hudson’s music department, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for their mailing list to learn about Booster Club meetings, fundraisers and other events. Thanks so much.
Hi, I'm KT. I like to eat, cook, lift heavy things and take pictures. I live in the Upper Hudson Valley with my husband, two cats, and dog, and I love it here. This blog details my everyday minutae and adventures around the area and beyond.
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