So much more than music
Prescott High School Instrumental Music:
A Letter From Our President
Dear Band and Orchestra Parents,
As a 2nd generation Alumni myself. I'm pleased and excited to part of the best organization at Prescott High School.
As the parent of two musicians who have benefited from Dan Bradstreet’s programs at Prescott High School for the past 2 years, I would like to Thank Mr. Bradstreet and his family for opening up his heart and family to allowing me and my family to be blessed with such diverse structure and discipline. It has helped myself and my girls in our everyday life. I am keeping some of the comments that Lisa Hosking (former president) has said as they are wise and true.
As being part of a great program, I would like to do everything I can to make everyday a little bit easier for Mr. Bradstreet and every student in this program. I have also seen, firsthand, resources drained away from our public schools that have all but eliminated music and the arts in schools across the country. I would also like to encourage all Band and Orchestra parents to help in anyway they can as funds donated raised by all departments of this program are used for music, instruments, and any other equipment needed by any of Mr Bradstreet's classes. Parents in Prescott have clearly communicated that they want our district to maintain music and the arts which they have been willing and able to do. Unfortunately, resources continue to dwindle and the cost of raising musicians continues to soar. Instruments, uniforms, music, competitions, and a host of other expenses cannot be covered by participation fees. Not even close.
This is where you come in. We need you. We want and need you to be part of an organization that has proudly supported our high school musicians for decades. We want and need you to be part of a family that grows stronger with each festival, competition, and concert.
It has been said that “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”. Each of you has something to give - time, resources, connections, energy, presence - and the Prescott Band and Orchestra Boosters are ready to receive all that you have to offer. I have been amazed at the number of people over the years who have jumped in, taken on any responsibility that is needed, and served our kids.
Most importantly, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have come alongside my daughters as they have marched and played their way through high school in this remarkable program, and I hope that you all feel welcome to do the same. Each contribution is meaningful. Each moment is appreciated. Please take a moment and explore our website to see how you can offer your support.