I want to extend my most sincere congratulations to ALL of the young people who participated in Bands of America (MFA) Grand National Championships.  I was particularly excited to see my good friends at Keller, William Mason, Carmel and Broken Arrow high schools for standing tall among the other finalists. They are all living proof that good guys (and gals) do finish on top.

I would also like to send a HUGE shout out to the folks at Music for All for doing such an extraordinary job of celebrating the accomplishments of music education and the young people we serve. Your tireless efforts are greatly appreciated by the tens of thousands of young people you impact!