Saturday, November 10, 2007

High School Drum Band

Last month I went to my 50th high school reunion in University City, Missouri (St. Louis area). Following the Saturday night dinner and reunion, many of us gathered on Sunday morning at the high school, where the drum band presented us with about ten minutes of ear-shattering drum music. The students did a great job; the only problem was that we were in the school cafeteria and not out on the football field.

Hello? Do I have any hearing yet??? I see your lips moving and can’t hear your voice… : )

Our applause was not nearly so loud as their drumming but, after they were acknowledged and had left the cafeteria, one class member suggested we take up a collection for uniform improvements. He suggested we mail contributions before the Class of ’57 Men’s Club held its November meeting.

A series of emails began to track donations… Total of $300. Total of $800. (Can we make it to $1,000?) Total of $1,100! And today’s e-mail? $3,300 has been contributed so far, and more might come in before the presentation of the gift on November 19.

All I can say is “Wow!” What great pride in that high school drum band, that high school and that class of 412, of which 200 attended the 50th reunion!

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