The following letter was sent to Cazenovia High School Music Director Teresa Campbell and shared with the Cazenovia Republican for publication.
Please share with the music department my sincerest congratulations on an outstanding performance at the Civic Center.
This was the first Cazenovia concert I attended at the Civic Center, and I was a bit skeptical, given the expense and effort of bringing performers and audience from Cazenovia to Syracuse.
However, I was amazed to see what a difference the better, more formal, venue brought to the event. A high school recital was transformed into a big city event. The students and instructors rose to the occasion, bringing surprises, and a rousing finale to the show. All of the groups benefitted from the acoustics. It was a great culmination of the year’s instruction in music.
It was particularly great to see the excitement and satisfaction of the seniors after the performance. They obviously will have memories of the night to carry with them throughout their life.
It was altogether a great showcase of Cazenovia musical talent.