Congratulations to the members of the Howard County Gifted and Talented High School Orchestra on their fine performance "Side by Side" with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.
Howard County and Howard County Public Schools showed their support for our student musicians through the remarks and attendance of County Executive Ken Ulman, Superintendent Renee Foose and HCPSS Instructional Facilitator for Music, Rob White.
Appreciation was expressed for the many involved in producing this remarkable experience, not the least of which was for the students' parents, who were praised for taking their children to many rehearsals.
Noticeably absent was an appreciation of the parents for their years of financial commitment to providing private music instruction to their children.
Without the expertise and guidance of the many private teachers in our community, this student orchestra would not be the accomplished group that it is. The school system provides opportunities for large ensemble performance and instruction but the parents support their children, their school and the GT ensembles by their personal investment in private lessons over many years.
My hat is off to you, parents and families, for making music such a high priority in your lives.
Eichman Flute Studio
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