It's 11:23 p.m. on Tuesday night. The newsletter should be done, but it's not. I am sitting here pondering different ways to give thanks to you, but I am struggling to find something that is neither formulaic or trite. After all, most of us have been together for over a decade and you already know how much I appreciate you. But how do I express that in a meaningful way? My wife says to keep in short and simple (much like myself).
So, here it goes.
Thank you for putting the needs of young people above your own.
Thank you for giving students a creative outlet in their day.
Thank you for making students laugh, cry, feel, and think in ways no other subject can.
Thank you for keeping music alive in our country and in our lives.
Thank you for sacrificing your days, nights, weekends, and summers.
Thank you for being the standard bearer of excellence, both in and out of school.
Thank you for being a role model to young people and adults alike.
Simply stated... Thank you.
This week will be filled with many opportunities to give thanks for all of the blessings we experience each and every day. In that same spirit of giving, I wanted to share with you a small part of our upcoming release Stay In Music.
The message of gratitude shared by parents in this video is as timely as it is heartwarming. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it. Please share it with all of your colleagues, parents, and anyone else who might enjoy.
Finally, I wanted to let each and every one of you know how honored and thankful I am that you allow me to be a part of your life. In the coming weeks we will be sharing lots of amazing new stuff, but for now, please accept my most sincere wishes for a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.
With great sincerity and gratitude...