A former band director at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., and Warsaw (Ind.) Community High School will share the stage at Carnegie Hall next week with a former student. Martin Becker will join Leif Hall, a band director in Texas, on the platform. A portion of a story in the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Local Retired Band Director And Former Student Share The Stage at Carnegie Hall
Retired Grace College and Warsaw Community High School band director Marty Becker will be a guest conductor next week at Carnegie Hall.
Becker was asked by one of his former students, Leif Hall, to share this experience. Hall graduated from WCHS in 1994 and started in band on trumpet under Becker’s mentorship in the fifth grade. Hall also came back to Warsaw Schools and taught middle school band for a couple of years.
Becker said, “There is no greater honor or reward in teaching than seeing a former student achieve success. I am so proud of Leif and all he is accomplishing with his outstanding band program in Houston. I am thrilled and honored that I get to share this experience with my former student.”
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