LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dover High School Marching Band is tops

During my time campaigning for the office of state representative for the 31st District, I have attended all sorts of community events. Everything from Dover Days to Super Senator Day gives all of us a taste of just how great our citizen volunteers are, and how fortunate we are to live in such a great community.

It has been my privilege to be able to participate in many events with one of the best high school marching bands that one can see anywhere. I am talking about our very own Dover High School Marching Band. Whether it is a parade, a community event, or a halftime show, our fine young Dover High students perform with poise, pride, and precision.

In an age when our young people are frequently considered lacking in the skills and attitudes to make a difference in the future, the Dover High Marching Band stands as a stern rebuke to the naysayers. Their musicianship is superb and their discipline first rate and evident. As an Afghanistan veteran, I am proud to remove my hat during their rendition of our national anthem at sporting events. They are that good.

These fine young people certainly deserve our praise. And, I am pleased to give such praise. But their efforts would not be possible without an equal commitment of time, energy, resources, and love that comes not only from parents but also from the teachers, administrators and staff of our Capital School District.

I mention our district because as fine as our musicians, silk squad, and drum majors, none were born with a musical instrument in their hand. The music teachers at all our elementary schools begin a great foundation. Check out the school choruses at our elementary schools. All performed well at the Super Senator Day. One can see our middle school bands at parades and community events.

I encourage all to come out to Dover High School on Friday, Nov. 2 to see our red hot Dover Senators in their last home football game and to support our team and band.

David Anderson

EDITOR’S NOTE: David Anderson, a Republican, is a Dover city councilman who is facing incumbent Democrat Sean Lynn for state representative in the 31st District.

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