To the editor:

To the editor:

On behalf of the members of the Westerville Concert Band, I want to thank the community for the overwhelming support we received at our 20th anniversary concert performed Nov. 16.

The event held a very special significance to our organization as not only a celebration of the past 20 years but also the anticipation of many more years to come as a performing group in the great city of Westerville.

Performing the world premiere of such an exciting composition as "In the Presence of Heroes" by James Swearingen was truly a thrill for us, made even more so with the presence of Mr. Swearingen at the performance

before a full auditorium. It is an honor to be a part of the introduction of a new composition to be enjoyed by many.

To our audience: Thank you for being a part of our celebration. Our

mission is to simply share our love of music and we are grateful for the support of the city, the parks and recreation department, the city schools and the community in helping us to fulfill our mission.

We look forward to many wonderful concerts to come, both during our main indoor season and also our summer outdoor season.

Terri Siebert

Chair

Westerville Concert Band