On May 21 I had the privilege of attending the "Final Bow" concert at Sarasota High School.
All the choruses sang; the seniors were honored as well as the director, Mr. Kirby Sanders, who just completed 10 years of teaching at Sarasota High School. The performance was excellent and so well received by the audience.
In this world of home schooling, visual schooling, online teaching, it was so gratifying to see a teacher highly regarded and so well liked (maybe even loved) by his students.
It was so obvious. Even alumni returned to sing certain numbers with the choruses.
No one should ever doubt the influence that a good teacher can make in the lives of the students he teaches. These young people who sang under Mr. Sanders will never forget him or the performances and times together. They are priceless.
Teachers do make a world of difference. Just ask any chorus member in Sarasota High School.
Sara E. Reed