Mr. Widvey, I thought I might take this opportunity to congratulate you on the extremely fine musical presentation by your school band at The Field Museum in Chicago today. I am an orthopedic surgeon from San Francisco with an interest in vertebrate paleontology esp. relative to the knee joint (conf. Google Scholar, Dye SF).
I was there to study Sue [the Tyrannosaurus rex] when I had the unexpected pleasure of hearing the Kimball HS band. I was frankly astounded at the near professional quality of the musicality of this outstanding group of young people. They were attentive, polite, and superb. They clearly are a reflection not only of the remarkable leadership skills of the band director, but also of your leadership, and the community of Kimball at large.
It’s heartening to realize that there are still places in America where such wonderful cultural achievements of an entire community are, in fact, alive and well.
Once again, congratulations, Sir!
Very best wishes,
Scott F. Dye, M.D.
Associate Clinical Prof. Orthopedic Surgery
University of California San Francisco