To the editor:
The Vermillion High School Finale Concert was on Monday, May 8. This concert was filled with wonderful music from the band and the choir. This was the first year I was not in band and got to watch them play instead of play myself.
During choir the auditorium was filled and it was nice to see. When I came out to sit in the auditorium, I saw something different; more than half of the parents, and students had left halfway through the concert. I was appalled!
Not only was this sadly my last concert as a senior, but the final concert for our resigning choir director.
Students have to stay for the end of the concert to get full credit for it; if this was enforced we would see that most of the students would not get full credit. I have to say that this was not a reflection of the band's performance but a reflection on the poor manners of our "supporting community."
I don't think parents should come to the concert just to watch their children, when it's not just one person up there, it's the whole band and whole choir. When people leave before the concert is finished it makes me wonder if all the practice we put into the concert was worth it.
Hopefully in the years to come people will realize what they are doing is being noticed and in the future they won't do it again. I'm glad that I'm getting out of school so that I don't have to see this happen again.
Thanks for local feedback
To the editor:
I want to thank the people of Clay County who met with my staff assistant, Erik Nelson, during his recent outreach day in Vermillion. Erik has updated me on the information and feedback that he received from Clay County citizens.
Erik had the opportunity to meet with a variety of business and community leaders during his day in Clay County. Erik started his day in Vermillion by meeting with Keith Zanter, county executive director, Clay County USDA Farm Service Agency. Her then met with officials from various healthcare, university, economic development, education, town and county organizations.
My staff's outreach days help me maintain communication with local communities regarding their ongoing development and growth and keep me informed of any issues of concern that they are dealing with. Again, I thank everyone who shared their concerns during these meetings. As always, feel free to contact my office toll free at 1-800-537-0025.
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