To the Editor:
Wow. I am still so amazed and excited by the incredible support shown by the community for Sippican’s Band Blast. Over 100 volunteers worked before, during and after the Blast to pull it off. I can’t thank Chris and Kelly Horton and their crew from Harbor Blue Seafoods enough for the delicious barbecue. Tom Strom and Kool Kone are always there to help Sippican and that was true at the Blast, too. Lockheed Martin generously donated Red Sox tickets that were raffled off to a lucky winner. Pilgrim Bank, Shaw’s, Cape Cod Shipbuilding, The Wave, Stop and Shop and Lowe’s all contributed valuable elements to the night. Many thanks to the Marion Town Police for keeping us safe and to the Department of Public Works for filling the dunk tank. A special shout-out goes to DJs David Craig and Chuck Vieira for making the night so much fun.
Special recognition goes to my fellow music teacher, Patty Richard, art teacher, Erin Kirk, and the fabulous custodial staff for working like crazy behind the scenes to make Band Blast a reality. Also, many thanks go to so many other teachers who joined the fun, especially the boss. What’s more fun than dunking the principal?
Band Blast raises money to support the music program at Sippican; the music program and the Blast are all about the young performers. These boys and girls did an incredible job playing on that windy night and I am so proud of them.
Wishing all of the band a great summer and keep practicing!
Thanks again to everyone for coming out,
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