Letters to the Editor

Thank you for band at Summer Celebration!

All of us who enjoyed the marching band in the Summer Celebration! parade can give three cheers and a sincere thank you to Bert Pound. As he put it a couple of months ago, “What’s a parade without a band?” Bert recruited the musicians, arranged for them to borrow instruments if needed, provided the music, arranged for a Mercer Island bank to donate T-shirts for the band to wear in the parade, secured a space for a pre-concert rehearsal, found a place as needed for band members to leave their instruments after the parade and covered all the other logistics and planning tasks involved. This was a one-man committee. The age range in the band was 10 to 93, and Bert is the one who’s 93! He still can’t resist the siren call of a marching band. Thanks again, Bert.

Gerry and Herb Holley

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Dec 17
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates