Thanks – from Mr. Denton

Dear Band Parents,

Thank you so much for your help and support this fall!

As a band program, we have grown and had a tremendous fall season. As we move towards the holiday season and the final events of this term – our joint concert with Ooltewah Middle School (Hunter was invited, but unable to join us) and our Carols By Candlelight concerts, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for all you did on behalf of the band program and for your encouragement to me! I cannot begin to put into words all the compliments concerning our Macy’s performance that we have received via emails, texts, and phone calls! It has truly been amazing!

I am working now on an online interview concerning our program and performance that will be featured on the website of our national music education association – National Association for Music Education (NAfME). This is just an example of how impressed everyone was by the band and their performance. Please know I recognize none of this could have happened without the tremendous support we receive from you – our band boosters (parents)!!!

As this fall season ends and we look forward to the winter/spring semester, we have two huge conference performances to prepare for – The Southeastern United States Band Clinic at Troy University in January and the Tennessee Music Education Association’s All-State Conference in Memphis in April. Please continue to encourage your child (children) to practice! Also, please continue to help and support the booster club. This will be a great time to work on raising monies (fees) for next year. I encourage you all to support all the fundraising efforts!

I have much to be thankful for in my life, but please know that I am thankful every day for the opportunity to teach the most wonderful students, to work with the best staff, and to be supported by the hardest working booster club! Thank you for this incredible opportunity and for your trust in the program and me!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each of you!


Joel L. Denton