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.