The following letter was distributed to students on January 28, 2002.

January 28, 2002

Dear Parents of WHS Symphonic Band Members,

We should all be very proud of the students in our Symphonic Band. They have been working extremely hard and have been applying their extraordinary talents in preparation for their performance for the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Conference on Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 PM.

We also have been working diligently at developing an itinerary that enhances our experience as we travel to Cincinnati. Through generous donations and other fundraising efforts, we have been able to fund a large portion of the trip costs. However, we are asking for a small payment from each family in order to help cover the balance of the transportation and lodging costs.

We are asking that each member of the Symphonic Band contribute $35 by Wednesday, February 6th to help defray travel expenses (one per family). Checks are preferred and can be made payable to “WHS Music Parents”. I understand the concerns of additional payments in lieu of a looming New York City payment. However, wonderful opportunities such as this are not always timely.

Please understand that you are invited to be a part of the audience on the day of our performance. Your attendance at the concert would make it all that more special for the students in the band. If you can make yourself available on February 7, please feel free to attend. Friends and parents are invited (no pass needed) and need only arrive by 2:00 PM at the Millennium Hotel Grand Ballroom to enjoy the performance.

Attached you will find the following items of information related to our trip:

Itinerary for February 6 and 7, 2002
• Map with directions to downtown Cincinnati

Thank you so much for supporting your child’s interest in music. It will continue to provide them with lifelong opportunities such as this. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email (

Dan Adams

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