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Published: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Thanks for supporting trip to Washington D.C.

To the Editor:

The Sandwich Schools Music Association and the Sandwich High School Music Department wish to thank the community for the tremendous support given to help the SHS band and choir students travel to Washington D.C.

Sandwich students were able to experience history in the making during their visit to Washington for the Presidential Inauguration. The band and choir performed in the Heritage Music Festival capped by a special awards banquet and a formal ball.

The SHS band, under the direction of Justin Heinekamp, received the Adjudicator’s Award and the Gold award with the highest score in their class at the festival. The SHS choir, under the direction of Liz Shollenberger, received the Silver Award for their class, also with an excellent performance.

Sandwich music students had the privilege of touring Arlington National Cemetery, joining together in an emotional rendition of the National Anthem.

They also toured the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the World War II, Korean War, Iwo Jima and Vietnam War Memorials.

They also experienced several Smithsonian museums including the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Natural History. 

This trip was made possible by the generosity of the community with the music department’s fundraising efforts. The students offer a sincere thank-you to everyone who helped make this once in a lifetime trip possible!

Sandwich Schools Music Association Sandwich High School Music Department

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