Letter from Principal Thorsen Concerning HS Band Performance on Veterans Day

November 3, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This week, our school was notified that there will be no Veterans Day Ceremony held in the Village of Chatham this year. As a result, our High School Band’s performance at that event is canceled. It is our understanding that the ceremony in Chatham has been combined with the Veterans Day ceremony in Ghent, and that the combined ceremony is not in need of our band this year. Therefore, band students should not report to the High School on Saturday, November 11 as previously required.

Our band honoring our veterans is a tradition that our school values and we are currently looking at how we can best continue this tradition in coming years.

A reminder that all Chatham schools will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day. Please enjoy the holiday weekend and be sure to take some time on Saturday to remember the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our country.


John T. Thorsen

High School Principal


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