Letter to the editor – Danille Curtis

Dear editor,

I am writing in support of the April 3 bond election. I have many reasons to support the bond, but one that hasn’t received much attention is the performing arts center that will be part of the new school.

As a lifelong musician, raised in Greene County, I know firsthand the importance and respect this community has placed on the arts. From carillon concerts on the square to world renowned visiting artists such as Simon Estes, over the years Greene County residents have seen just about everything right here in our own backyard. And what a tremendous legacy to leave—a facility to support the future appreciation of performing arts in our county!

Our students—the future supporters of the arts—will have the opportunity to perform on a larger stage in an auditorium that can hold more people so concerts won’t have to be in the gym where acoustics are not favorable to a music performance. There will be separate band and choir rooms designed more specifically for their different needs. Middle school students will have access to an auditorium and stage for their theatrical productions, concerts and assemblies.

Just imagine the productions the Community Players could put on in a new, state of the art theater. Or the concerts we will hear by the Greene County Singers or the Town and Country Band while sitting in comfort in the new auditorium. With a larger facility, we open the doors to countless new events. The new performing arts center will benefit our entire population.

The opportunities are endless. Tom Peters, an American business management writer said, “If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” In this case, don’t let the curtain go down on this amazing opportunity!

Sincerely, Danille Curtis,
Supporter of the Arts

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