Thursday, November 4, 2010


Even though Garden Valley School tries to keep its concerts under wraps, a little sleuthing came up with some information for the community.

Tonight, Thursday, November 4, Musical Director James DeFoe will lead kindergarten through high school senior music students through their presentation to the public.

Show up at 6:30 p.m. for what is certain to be another impressive and enjoyable evening of song and band pieces. Since DeFoe returned to the school last fall to resume his teaching, the music department has continued to rise in its quality of student performance.
The concert is expected to conclude by 8:00 p.m., so the students will provide a good early show, which will give concert-goers time to go home afterwards, cozy up by the fire and discuss how they can support this fine program. Every monetary donation will make music study possible for another child; if you have an unused instrument in the spare room, dust it off and hand it in.
Music Rules!


  1. What a wonderful concert! Thank you Mr. DeFoe, and of course Anna, and all of the children. Just seeing so many strings was a wonder.

    Great job! You are a blessing to our school and valley.

  2. Paul & I went to the concert and were amazed at the job that James has done with the kids! We just hope that the administration will find a way to keep the music program in the budget next year. It would be a shame to lose such a talented, devoted professional as James De Foe.

    Music has an incredible influence on other parts of education. I know. I experienced it first hand as a student.