Volunteers Pull Out All the Stops
to Make "Music in the Park" a Success
As in years past, MPHS Marching Band's annual "Music in the Park," this year held on Sunday, October 11, at Indian Hills High School, was great success. The pride of the marching band family, this event draws crowds from throughout the region. The 50 plus volunteers who make it all happen deserve an enormous thank you for, well, everything. Our dedicated volunteers procured and transported supplies to Oakland and were responsible for setting up and manning a dozen or so areas, including food concession, parking, entrance gates, the judges' green room, decorations, and more.
For Band Director David Marks this event is the program's most important fundraiser and a chance for the band to showcase their talents and the families that support them. "I am so thankful to the 100% effort from our marching band family who contribute to Music in the Park," says Marks. "Their great enthusiasm and can-do attitudes bring tremendous fun and pride to this event. I think everyone would agree that we owe a big debt of gratitude to event Chairperson Sue Opderbeck. Thanks to her and everyone else associated with Music in the Park, it was an all-around super day."
Adds Opderbeck, that "the dedication, camaraderie, patience and, above all, love for our kids was clearly evidenced by the amount of parent volunteers. Thank you one and all."
Pictured below left is Music in the Park Chairperson Sue Opderbeck with her family. Pictured below right are members of the concession team.