Support Tony Brill and Musical Excellence at LCHS

We, the undersigned supporters of Lancaster Catholic High School, admire, respect, and deeply appreciate the 24 years of stellar and exemplary service to LCHS provided by Mr. Tony Brill. Under his guidance, the LCHS Marching Band has developed a reputation as one of the best school bands (public, private, or parochial) in the Eastern United States. Many thousands of spectators every year experience LCHS through the religious-themed musical performance of its award-winning Marching Band. We strongly object to the certification and education requirements that have suddenly been imposed on Mr. Brill. These requirements were not a problem when he was hired and have not been an issue for 24 years, and his level of formal education and certification have clearly not affected his ability to instruct effectively. Mr. Brill's formal education of record combined with his year-round, real-life experience for more than two decades are reflected in the successes of his students and the prestige of the LCHS music program. Therefore, we respectfully but firmly request that Mr. Brill be "grandfathered" into his current position, with no requirements for further formal education or certification.

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    Adam Danz, United States

    5 years ago Comments: My closest friends to this day, 10+ years after high school, are those whom I met through music and band. People like my buddy Cliff Stains(PhD) doing his post-doc in Bio-Chemistry at MIT, people like Matt Fite who runs his own business, people like Jamie Oakley who is a well-known clothing designer in Chicago, and many more have been profoundly influenced by their experiences in marching band. Band has made me become a leader at work and in the community and enriched my other-wise free time. I now live in Bulgaria. Every six weeks I fly to the Netherlands - not to visit Amsterdam, but to teach music to a group of 25 kids in the town of Tilburg. Ten years from now they will not remember the notes they played but they will live the leadership, discipline, and enrichment that is passed on from instructor to musician. In band you learn much more than music and I was glad to take part of that education in my 5 years or working with the band at LCHS.
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    Tony Thambinayagam, United States

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