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									The following thank you letters are from former Cherokee Band students, staff and parents.


I would like to thank the Cherokee Band Boosters for the scholarship I received at graduation. I greatly
appreciate it, and it will be a big help with my college expenses. I’m going to be attending the University of the
Arts in Philadelphia, as a music performance major for piano.

I hope to someday have a successful career in music. I have many things that I want to accomplish including
touring, composing and teaching at a college. I appreciate everything that the Boosters have done to make the
past four years enjoyable for everyone, and I hope things go well this upcoming year.

Sincerely,

Alex A. (class of 2008, drum major)

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Thank you very much for the scholarship I received at graduation. I look forward to attending Mason Gross, and
I know the money will be helpful.

John W. (class of 2008)

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Thank you so much for the generous scholarship you awarded me at graduation. I will be sure to put it to good
use in my following years at Rowan University. I will be sure never to forget the great four years I had with the
Cherokee Color Guard and Marching Band. It made my years at Cherokee unforgettable!

Thanks again,

Kathleen R (class of 2008)

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I would like to say thank you to the Boosters, not only for the card and gift I received, but more importantly for
the support and dedication to the talented young musicians at Cherokee High School. I still have many of them in
lessons, and they all deserve what you have to offer. On the other hand, all of the parents deserve to see the
fantastic outcome that their children provide musically, because let’s face it, you all work just as hard as them!

I also would like to give a special thanks to Mr. N. and the “Pit Dads” for being there to help me throughout my
three years of teaching at CHS. We may have had some rough times in the rain, cold or heat, while being tired or
agitated, but we had some great times, and every ounce is appreciated by not only myself, but the students as well.

I may not see you all much next year, because I will be extremely busy with my senior recital, student teaching and
grad school auditions. But hopefully I will be around at some point. Best of luck with the upcoming season, and
thanks again.

Anthony DiBartolo, former Cherokee music student and graduate; former pit/percussion instructor
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I would like to thank you very much for the Cherokee Band Booster Scholarship. It means a lot to me that you are
willing to help finance my college education. I can confidently tell you that this scholarship will not go to waste;
I am planning to work extremely hard in college towards my intended major. I would also like to thank you for
everything else you have done for me and the Cherokee Band program over the past four years. I know the
Boosters are always doing great things for the Band, but the one event that will always stick with me that the
Boosters were very instrumental in making happen, was the Gordon Goodwin concert last year. It was an
incredible experience for the Jazz Band and all those who attended the show. That was definitely an awesome
way to have Mr. Reimer go out. I will dearly miss the Cherokee Band next year when I am in Pittsburgh. Once
again, thank you!

Sincerely,

Ross B. (class of 2008)

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I am extremely grateful for the money I have received. It is not often that a person may receive money for being in
a program that has been nothing but fun! Thank you very much, and I will continue to make the Cherokee name
full of pride!

Thanks again,

Ben D. (class of 2008)

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I want to thank all of you, not just for what you did, which was wonderful, but for the warmth and the caring
you put into it. You’re all very special people. Thanks for making me feel special, too. This card does not say it all
– I appreciate your generous gift, but on the other hand, have to say you shouldn’t have done it. My satisfaction
is just being with the students.

Thank you again,

“Mr. N.” (former Band parent, former Booster president, Cherokee Band Pit Crew coordinator, and beloved friend
and supporter of the Cherokee Band)

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Thank you so much for everything you did for my family over the last eight years. I will miss you all, and I hope if
you need anything, you will call Mike and I. I hope you all do well for next year’s competition. I hope Mike and
I will be able to make it to see you all, and to just sit on those bleachers one more time again! Thank you! It was
a great ride! I don’t think anything will ever replace those fond memories.

Kathy & Mike DiBartolo (former Band Boosters and parents of Anthony and Ben)

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thank you very much for the generous gift! Although certainly not expected, it was much appreciated. Thank you
for all that you do for us and the students! Looking forward to another great season!

Caitlin Heiser and Chrissy Fricke, Color Guard Advisors

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The following is reprinted from the Central Record:

It’s done… it’s over! I can’t believe our last child graduated from Cherokee High School last week. We’ve had a
great experience over the last six years being part of the Cherokee family as active parents in the drama and the
music programs.

We’ve attended every show, football games and marching band and jazz band competitions. Our children have
experienced exceptional teachers who have left an indelible mark on their lives, most notably Scott Sax, Rob
Reimer (retired), Frank Guerrini, Erica Witzig, Earl Phillips and David Smith. We’ve also appreciated the
behind the scenes support and efforts of guidance counselors Mr. McMichaels and Ms. Smith. To all, we offer our
sincerest thanks and gratitude for your hard work and inspiration. It really did take a village!

Mark and Lauri Plante, Cherokee parents (classes of 2006 and 2008), former Band Boosters

								
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