05/29/13 Despite the cold and rainy morning, the PHS band members showed up at Oak Hill Cemetery prepared to stand in the rain to perform for the community and local veterans who attended the annual Memorial Day ceremony. Holding umbrellas over the performers, many band parents and community members helped keep the students and their instruments out of the rain.
“Our veterans did not get the choice on whether or not to serve our country in the rain or other unfavorable weather conditions. Our kids were there and made the best of the situation to make sure we were able to perform the National Anthem for our community members who also stood in the rain for this event. I was very proud of our kids and their willingness to make this important day special for everyone involved,” said band director Bryan Ames.
Ceremonies and special days like this are a valuable experience and important opportunity for our music students to give back to their community.