28 years has gone by in the blink of an eye! I’ve had a lot of amazing experiences and great times here in Fruitland as the band director and, having said that, 2022 – 2023 will be my last run. I’m going to retire at the end of this school year after 32 years in Idaho public schools.
My thanks to the entire community for their continued support of our band program. There will be a couple opportunities for us to make music together “one more time” and I would very much LOVE to have you be a part of these musical experiences.
September 30, at our home game, you are invited to come and play the national anthem and fight song during the pregame show – you get to do it again! This opportunity will be for Grizzly Band Alumni exclusively. It doesn’t matter when you played in the band, we will have the music available for download. Just come play!
Feb 27, 2023, you are invited to join the band at our Winter Concert. Come and perform music with us, with me! The 8th and high school bands will be combined and joined by ANYONE who ever played in or wanted to play in the Fruitland band. Everyone will be able come and perform some light, fun material with me in one gloriously HUGE band! I promise there won’t be anything too difficult and I would be most honored if you will join us.
It’s difficult to put into words the love and support I’ve felt from my family, friends, and this amazing community of Fruitland. Suffice to say that Fruitland was, and has been, my dream job; and for 28 years I’ve been able to live my dream!
Dust off your horn. We’re going to do it one more time.