Published Jan. 22 2019
To the Editor
Thanks to the Echo for their coverage in last week’s edition of special musical events which recently happened in two of our local schools.
As a retired music teacher in both the elementary and secondary schools of our county I was filled with joy and pride to read the well-written article by Darren Lum about the splendid accomplishments of Stuart Baker Elementary School music teacher Drew Hewitt – in acquiring the Music Canada Cares grant and also for bringing such obvious joy of music to the students as well as his wise comments on the importance of music in all our lives. Congratulations Drew – you are an inspiration to all of us who love music and children.
And thanks also to Sue Tiffin for her photos and info of the HHSS drama club production of Mamma Mia of which I was an enthusiastic member of the audience. Huge congratulations to the cast the director and everyone involved in the show. (The dance numbers were especially well done!)
It brought back memories of 40 to 50 years ago when our High School Glee Club performed musicals and operettas on that same stage. May music dance and drama continue to inspire the students of our schools and thanks to those who help to make it happen.