Letters (July 31, 2013)

Hillsboro band was a cooperative venture

Thank-you to all who supported or performed with the Hillsboro High School and Community Band in the Marion County Fair Parade.

Supporters include Jost Fabricating (trailer), Dollar General (water) and Steve and Jeanie Bartel (truck).

Each of the musicians gave up time for evening rehearsals and the parade. The high school band members performing were Allison Maxfield, Hannah Bartel, Erika Bichet, Marah Franz, Ciara Jones, Dalton Jones, Allison Gray and Jesse Meier.

Special thanks go to the following community members who joined the students, and without whom there could be no band in the parade: Jessica Fine, Gregg Walker, Joey Walter, Nick Ediger, Allen Ediger, Paul Epp, Steve Hanneman, Randy Stepanek, Brad Just, David Vogel, Bob Wilson and Brad Vogel.

Finally, thank-you to the well-wishers who were applauding and shouting your encouragement during the parade. Although the band will perform even when there is no applause, it is a lot more fun to perform for an appreciative audience.

Bruce Major
HHS band director
Hillsboro