Play On, Williston

To paraphrase the poet, Shelley, “music vibrates in the memory,” and so it was following the Winter Concert on Tuesday evening. The Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensemble left us with many memories and the full house in the Dodge Room was treated to an evening of impressive talent. Faculty members Deb Sherr and Ben Demerath led their respective groups with smiles and encouraging words, and in the case of Mr. Demerath, a debut performance on the tenor sax alongside his players. What resonated most with me was the spirit in the room, from the audience to be sure, but mostly from the musicians who so clearly enjoyed their enterprise. Once again, I witnessed abundant evidence of the positive mentoring that takes place between our talented faculty members and the students with whom they work. Play on, Williston.

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