I never took band, but I was in chorus for four years. In those days the first period consisted of two classes and a study hall. there were about 20 kids in the study hall in the library and the rest of the school was in band or chorus. Why? I believe it was Ken Fisher. He influenced every student in Deer Park from the day he got there to love music in any form, and he did that by being a truly wonderful person and teacher.
I’ve often wished I had stayed with the clarinet I started in Clayton Grade School, instead of the voice. Voices fade and fail, but the instrument goes on and on. Since then I have purchased a used bass clarinet and am teaching myself, and I often remember Mr. Fisher, and wish he was teaching me, as he taught so many others.
I don’t have that many fond memories of school days, but Mr. Fisher and some other teachers are very bright memories.
- “not the only student”
- Funny little thing….