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From the Emerald City

Seattle, Washington residents Jacki Yust (left) and daughter Rene Capeloto, took time to enjoy some local history at the Wyandot County Museum on Sunday in preparation for the total solar eclipse. They were tracing local history dating back to their family, which had roots in Upper Sandusky in the late 1800s.


Visitors find plenty of reasons to come to Wyandot County for the eclipse


City editor

If the sun goes dark, they will come.

That's been the case thus far in Wyandot County, which is one of the best spots along the path of totality of Monday's total solar eclipse.

Visitors began flocking to the area over the weekend. Some were friends and family, others simply looking for a good place to pull over their cars and see the full extent of a total solar eclipse, a rare astronomical event in which the sun is completely blocked by the moon.

The Wyandot County Museum opened early this past weekend, with visitors from all over the United States. It saw visitors from neighboring states like Kentucky and Michigan, but also from much farther away like California, Kansas and Louisiana.

Rene Capeloto and her mother, Jacki Yust, came to Wyandot County from Seattle, Washington. Capeloto said Yust's grandfather was born in Upper Sandusky in 1873 before the family moved to Bucyrus when he was around 4 years old. They were visiting for the eclipse but went to the museum, the library and local antique stores looking for information and artifacts from their family history from the time before they moved out west.  

Robin Conley, curator at the Indian Mill, said it received visitors from Virginia, Wisconsin and Colorado over the weekend. 

Carey resident Carole Adkins welcomed friends Shawn and Kelly Bakies from Houston, Texas. Shawn Bakies is a 1983 graduate of Carey High School, while Kelly Bakies graduated nearby from Fredericktown. They both work in aviation for United Airlines, with Shawn being a pilot and Kelly a stewardess.

Some trips to Wyandot County were planned. Others, like Ryan Willis, were spur of the moment.

Willis hails from West Virginia but works midnights as a travel nurse and came to see the eclipse from Greenville, North Carolina. He'll be visiting his cousin, Shauna McMillan and her family in Upper Sandusky for the eclipse.

"I didn't know my schedule until the last minute," Willis said. "I found out I was off, called my cousin and let her know I was on my way there. It'll be a family affair." 

He spent all Sunday driving, arriving after 1 a.m., and had to head back to North Carolina this morning.

For some, the eclipse is an opportunity to return home. Caroline Gould grew up in Wyandot County but moved across the Atlantic Ocean to Scotland in 2010 after marrying her husband, Dougie. They've returned to Wyandot County since, but the eclipse was a perfect opportunity to visit again with their daughter, Roisin, 7. They made a whole trip out of it, arriving in Upper Sandusky in late March and enjoying local establishments like Traum Brewing and Fort 88.

"We're viewing the eclipse at my mom's with family and they even made T-shirts for everyone," Gould said. 

Carey resident Jennifer Nash said she had visitors from Finland who are staying with her and enjoying some eclipse-day festivities in Carey.

"They love Ohio," Nash said. 


Regardless of where one is from, the hope is they enjoyed their time in Wyandot County having the opportunity to view such a rare astronomical event. 



My front seat for the eclipse

I’ve devoted a large portion of the past year writing about the total solar eclipse that crossed Wyandot County with its path of totality on Monday.

I’ve spoken with community leaders from mayors, sheriffs, police chiefs, EMS coordinators, fire chiefs, doctors, scientists, historians – you name it – to help prepare Wyandot County citizens for what was going to happen to their lovely little community the day of the eclipse.

So where was I on Monday?

I was a two-hour drive away at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland, continuing a near decade-long tradition of attending the home opener of my beloved Cleveland Guardians. 

Having been to well over 100 Cleveland Indians and Guardians games over the years, many of my favorite memories have started to blend together over time, but attending the home opener has become one of my favorites.

I’ve been attending home games in Cleveland since 1993, but I’ve gone to every home opener since 2015 whether with friends or family.

In my first home opener, Cleveland didn’t have a great time, losing 8-4 to the Detroit Tigers, who crushed my dear Indians with 18 hits, including a massive home run from Nick Castellanos. The story wasn’t much different the following year in 2016, when my home opener was postponed due to snowy weather while I was literally waiting in line outside the stadium ready to come inside. 

The game was rescheduled for the following day and I had to watch left-hander David Price carve up Cleveland’s lineup with 10 strikeouts in a 6-2 victory for the Boston Red Sox during 34-degree weather.

I finally got to see the Indians win a home opener in 2017 as they got a brilliant pitching performance from Carlos Carrasco, who gave up one run in seven innings. The score stayed tied 1-1 on a home run by then-Cleveland superstar Francisco Lindor, then the Indians walked off winners in the 11th inning on an RBI double from Michael Brantley. I was a happy man.

I got to see Carrasco again in the 2018 opener in a thrilling game where all the runs were scored in the first inning. He allowed two runs, but Cleveland responded with three runs in the bottom of the first inning against Kansas City’s Danny Duffy. No one scored the rest of the game in a 3-2 Indians win that saw bullpen legend Andrew Miller strike out the side in the eighth inning. 

I had more excitement in 2019, witnessing a pitching duel between Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger and Ivan Nova of the Chicago White Sox, who both allowed just one run in seven innings, although Clevinger was more fun to watch because he struck out 12 Chicago batters. It looked like Cleveland had blown the game in the top of the eighth inning when Chicago scored three runs, but the Indians rallied with four runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull out the win. 

There was no home opener in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, which kept fans at home for the entire season, delayed the start of baseball in general and reduced the regular season by 100 games. They did win 2-0 in front of zero fans on a brilliant pitching performance from Shane Bieber, who went on to win the Cy Young award that season. 

In 2021, fans were back and saw the Indians lay an egg in a 3-0 loss to the Royals, with all three runs knocked in by Whit Merrifield. 

I watched Cleveland lay another egg in 2022 as they switched their name from the Indians to the Guardians, getting completely shut down by Carlos Rodon of the San Francisco Giants in a 4-1 defeat in a season that had its start delayed due to labor issues between the players union and ownership. 

Last year in 2023 was an emotional 5-3 defeat to the Seattle Mariners as the home opener was dedicated to John Adams, the loyal fan who played the drums in the left-field bleachers for nearly 50 years before succumbing to health issues. 

But this year’s home opener was unlike any other, with the ballpark opening early to allow fans to come inside and watch a total solar eclipse from their seats at Progressive Field. I wish I had space in my column to describe the once-in-a-lifetime experience, but I’m writing it before I even head to Cleveland on Monday morning because I’ll be trying to dodge insane crowds and horrific traffic all day as the eclipse looms closer. 

Here’s hoping all goes well and maybe we can take the sign of the sun being clocked out on opening day of the Guardians’ home schedule as a good thing for 2024.



By The Associated Press

Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 100th day of 2024. There are 266 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, effectively ending the U.S. Civil War after nearly four years.

On this date:

In 1413, the coronation of England’s King Henry V took place in Westminster Abbey.

In 1939, Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after the Black singer was denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In 1940, during World War II, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.

In 1942, during World War II, some 75,000 Philippine and American defenders on Bataan surrendered to Japanese troops, who forced the prisoners into what became known as the Bataan Death March; thousands died or were killed en route.

In 1959, NASA presented its first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, 91, died in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1968, funerals, private and public, were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1979, officials declared an end to the crisis involving the Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania, 12 days after a partial core meltdown.

In 1996, in a dramatic shift of purse-string power, President Bill Clinton signed a line-item veto bill into law. (The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the veto in 1998.)

In 2003, jubilant Iraqis celebrated the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime, beheading a toppled statue of their longtime ruler in downtown Baghdad.

In 2005, Britain’s Prince Charles married longtime love Camilla Parker Bowles, who took the title Duchess of Cornwall.

In 2010, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement.

In 2012, a Florida special prosecutor said a grand jury would not look into the Trayvon Martin case, leaving the decision of whether to charge the teen’s shooter in her hands alone. (Prosecutor Angela Corey ended up filing second-degree murder charges against George Zimmerman, who pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense; He was acquitted at trial.)

In 2013, 13 people were shot to death during a pre-dawn, house-to-house rampage in the Serbian village of Velika Ivanca; authorities identified the gunman as a 60-year-old veteran of the Balkan wars who took his own life.

In 2017, Sergio Garcia beat Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff at the Masters for his first victory at a major championship.

In 2018, federal agents raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, seizing records on matters including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

In 2021, Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died at the age of 99; he was Britain’s longest-serving consort.

In 2023, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” would prove to be a surprisingly huge hit at the box office, bringing in $204.6 million in its first five days. (By year’s end, the animated film had earned more $1.3 billion globally, second only to “Barbie” for the year.)

Today’s Birthdays: Satirical songwriter and mathematician Tom Llehrer is 96. Actor Michael Learned is 85. Actor Dennis Quaid is 70. Comedian Jimmy Tingle is 69. Country musician Dave Innis (Restless Heart) is 65. Talk show host Joe Scarborough is 61. Actor-sports reporter Lisa Guerrero is 60. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is 60. Actor Mark Pellegrino is 59. Actor-model Paulina Porizkova is 59. Actor Cynthia Nixon is 58. TV personality Sunny Anderson is 49. Rock singer Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) is 47. Actor Keshia Knight Pulliam is 45. Rock musician Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) is 44. Actor Charlie Hunnam is 44. Actor Ryan Northcott is 44. Actor Arlen Escarpeta is 43. Actor Jay Baruchel is 42. Actor Annie Funke is 39. Actor Jordan Masterson is 38. Actor Leighton Meester is 38. Actor-singer Jesse McCartney is 37. R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan is 37. Actor Kristen Stewart is 34. Actor Elle Fanning is 26. Rapper Lil Nas X is 25. Actor Isaac Hempstead Wright is 25. Classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho is 24.



By The Associated Press

Today is Thursday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2024. There are 264 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the Fair Housing Act, a week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

On this date:

In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of the French and was banished to the island of Elba. (Napoleon later escaped from Elba and returned to power in March 1815, until his downfall in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.)

In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House, saying, “We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.” (It was the last public address Lincoln would deliver.)

In 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.

In 1913, Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson, during a meeting of President Woodrow Wilson’s Cabinet, proposed gradually segregating whites and Blacks who worked for the Railway Mail Service, a policy that went into effect and spread to other agencies.

In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany.

In 1947, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers played in an exhibition against the New York Yankees at Ebbets Field, four days before his regular-season debut that broke baseball’s color line.

In 1961, former SS officer Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Israel, charged with crimes against humanity for his role in the Nazi Holocaust. (Eichmann was convicted and executed.)

In 1970, Apollo 13, with astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert, blasted off on its ill-fated mission to the moon. (The mission was aborted when an oxygen tank exploded April 13. The crew splashed down safely four days after the explosion.)

In 1980, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors.

In 1996, 7-year-old Jessica Dubroff, who hoped to become the youngest person to fly cross-country, was killed along with her father and flight instructor when their plane crashed after takeoff from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

In 2012, George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. (He was acquitted at trial.)

In 2013, comedian Jonathan Winters, 87, died in Montecito, California.

In 2017, David Letterman’s mother, Dorothy Mengering, a Midwestern homemaker who became an unlikely celebrity on her son’s late-night talk show, died at age 95.

In 2018, Pope Francis admitted he made “grave errors” in judgment in Chile’s sex abuse scandal; during a January visit to Chile, Francis had strongly defended Bishop Juan Barros despite accusations by victims that Barros had witnessed and ignored their abuse.

In 2020, the number of U.S. deaths from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy’s for the highest in the world, topping 20,000.

In 2022, Mimi Reinhard, a secretary in Oskar Schindler’s office who typed up the list of Jews he saved from extermination by Nazi Germany, died at age 107.

Today’s Birthdays: Ethel Kennedy is 96. Actor Joel Grey is 92. Actor Louise Lasser is 85. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman is 83. Movie writer-director John Milius is 80. Actor Peter Riegert is 77. Movie director Carl Franklin is 75. Actor Bill Irwin is 74. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 67. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 67. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford (Bush) is 63. Actor Lucky Vanous is 63. Country singer Steve Azar is 60. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 58. Actor Johnny Messner is 55. Rock musician Dylan Keefe (Marcy Playground) is 54. Actor Vicellous Shannon is 53. Rapper David Banner is 50. Actor Tricia Helfer is 50. Rock musician Chris Gaylor (The All-American Rejects) is 45. Actor Kelli Garner is 40. Singer Joss Stone is 37. Actor-dancer Kaitlyn Jenkins is 32.



By The Associated Press

Today in History

Today is Saturday, April 13, the 104th day of 2024. There are 262 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first Black performer to win an Academy Award for best actor or best actress with his performance in “Lilies of the Field.”

On this date:

In 1743, the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell in the Virginia Colony.

In 1861, at the start of the Civil War, Fort Sumter in South Carolina fell to Confederate forces.

In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of the third American president’s birth.

In 1953, “Casino Royale,” Ian Fleming’s first book as well as the first James Bond novel, was published in London by Jonathan Cape Ltd.

In 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. (The astronauts managed to return safely.)

In 1997, Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament.

In 1999, right-to-die advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, Michigan, to 10 to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder in the lethal injection of a Lou Gehrig’s disease patient. (Kevorkian ended up serving eight years.)

In 2005, a defiant Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to carrying out the deadly bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and three other attacks in back-to-back court appearances in Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta.

In 2009, at his second trial, music producer Phil Spector was found guilty by a Los Angeles jury of second-degree murder in the shooting of actor Lana Clarkson (he was later sentenced to 19 years to life in prison; he died in prison in January 2021).

In 2011, A federal jury in San Francisco convicted baseball slugger Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice, but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he’d knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it. (Bonds’ conviction for obstruction was ultimately overturned.)

In 2012, Jennifer Capriati was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

In 2016, the Golden State Warriors became the NBA’s first 73-win team by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, breaking the 1996 72-win record of the Chicago Bulls. Kobe Bryant of the Lakers scored 60 points in his final game, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA.

In 2017, Pentagon officials said U.S. forces in Afghanistan had struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military.

In 2020, Charles Thacker Jr., a crew member on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, died at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam, becoming the first active-duty military member to die from the coronavirus.

In 2013, all 108 passengers and crew survived after a new Lion Air Boeing 737 crashed into the ocean and snapped in two while attempting to land on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

In 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States, France and Britain had carried out joint airstrikes in Syria meant to punish President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons.

In 2021, U.S. health officials recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign. (Officials lifted the pause on vaccinations 11 days later.)

In 2023, Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard member, was arrested in connection with the disclosure of highly classified military documents about the Ukraine war and other top national security issues. (In March of 2024, Teixeira pleaded guilty to six counts of willful retention and transmission of national defense information in a deal with prosecutors and accepted an 11-year prison sentence.)

Today’s Birthdays: Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., is 91. Actor Edward Fox is 87. R&B singer Lester Chambers is 84. Movie-TV composer Bill Conti is 82. Rock musician Jack Casady is 80. Singer Al Green is 78. Actor Ron Perlman is 74. Actor William Sadler is 74. Singer Peabo Bryson is 73. Bandleader/rock musician Max Weinberg is 73. Bluegrass singer-musician Sam Bush is 72. Rock musician Jimmy Destri (Blondie) is 70. Comedian Gary Kroeger is 67. Actor Saundra Santiago is 67. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa., is 64. Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is 61. Actor Page Hannah is 60. Actor-comedian Caroline Rhea is 60. Rock musician Marc Ford (The Black Crowes) is 58. Reggae singer Capleton is 57. Actor Ricky Schroder is 54. Rock singer Aaron Lewis (Staind) is 52. Actor Bokeem Woodbine is 51. Singer Lou Bega is 49. Actor-producer Glenn Howerton is 48. Actor Kyle Howard is 46. Actor Kelli Giddish is 44. Actor Courtney Peldon is 43. Pop singer Nellie McKay is 42. Rapper/singer Ty Dolla $ign is 42. Actor Allison Williams is 36. Actor Hannah Marks is 31.



Marjorie C. Sowers, age 83 of rural Sycamore, Ohio died at 5:55 A.M., Friday, April 5, 2024 at The Willows at Tiffin. She was born on April 7, 1940 in Adrian, Ohio to Frank and Clara (Reinhart) Lucius. She married Robert Sowers on August 5, 1964 and he died February 5, 2020.

Surviving are the following children; Robert Sowers, Tiffin, Ohio, Christine (Lester) Harsh, Crestline, Ohio and Donna (Mark) Lambert, rural Bloomville, Ohio.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, Kelyee Sowers, Braxton Sowers, Michael France, Michelle Kalnins, Randy Lambert, Melody Schirack, Knycalus Ledesma, Syidah Ledesma, Derrick Sowers, McKenzie Sowers, Marlana Sowers and Malarie Sowers plus four great-grandchildren and one sister, Alma (Marion) Lucius, New Riegel, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a son, Joe Sowers in 2021, three sisters, Dorothy Clouse, Lucille Smith, Eileen Kurtz and five brothers, Bernard, Louis, Paul, Gerald and Francis Lucius.

Marjorie was a homemaker and volunteered for many years at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio. Marjorie was a member of Our Lady of Consolation and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, Ohio. She also was a graduate of Calvert High School.

For hobbies she loved to bake, garden, loved her cats and spending time with her grandchildren.   

A mass for Marjorie will be held at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 11, 2024 with Father Tom officiating. Burial will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin, Ohio with Father Phil Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of Consolation or St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.



Patrick William Seamans, age 72, of Upper Sandusky, and formerly of Los Angeles, California, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 2:13 am at Bridge Hospice in Findlay, Ohio.


Arrangements are pending with Lucas Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.



Carey Exempted Village Schools Receives National Recognition for Music Education Support

For the Ninth Year in a Row

Carey, Ohio April 3, 2024  Carey Exempted Village School has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 25th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement for providing music access and education to all students.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Carey Exempted Village Schools answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified by school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

“Study of the arts is a vital piece in the development of well-rounded individuals. At Carey Exempted Village Schools, we are committed to ensuring that we prepare our young people for the world outside our doors, but to also provide them with an appreciation for those aspects of society which define who we are, such as, music and art. I am proud of the efforts that our music educators have made in ensuring that our students at Carey not only learn about music, but also develop a deep appreciation for it. It is due to these efforts along with the support of our community that has led to our community again having this honor bestowed upon us.” Peter Cole Principal, Carey High School

“I am so proud of the collaborative nature of our music department.  They really go above and beyond in working to develop an inclusive curriculum that helps every student experience a range of music and find at least one or more aspects to enjoy.” Dr. Tammy Elchert Principal, Carey Elementary

Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music: After two years of music education, researchers found that participants showed more substantial improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than their less-involved peers and that students who are involved in music are not only more likely to graduate high school but also to attend college as well. In addition, everyday listening skills are stronger in musically trained children than in those without music training. Significantly, listening skills are closely tied to the ability to: perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory. Later in life, individuals who took music lessons as children show stronger neural processing of sound: young adults and even older adults who have not played an instrument for up to 50 years show enhanced neural processing compared to their peers. Not to mention, social benefits include conflict resolution, teamwork skills, and how to give and receive constructive criticism.

At Carey we offer many music classes preschool through twelfth grade.  In elementary school the students are introduced to instruments, reading music, rhythms, singing, and performing. There is also a music club offered where they learn to play the ukulele. In middle school the students have the opportunity to take band, choir, and piano class.  This piano class is the newest addition to our classes offered and has been a huge success with our seventh grade students. During High School the students are offered band, choir, guitar class, the History of Rock and Roll, and Music Technology courses. All students, at every grade level are encouraged to find what they enjoy within music.

About The NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 15,000 global member companies and individual professionals worldwide. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.