I know that I am not the only student that was influenced by Ken Fisher but I just wanted the family to know that when I started making decisions about my career and ended up in education, Ken’s influence and example is what moved me to get involved and teach music in a little public school.
In my first band class with Ken in 7th grade I wanted to play trumpet. But Ken needed a French Horn player. He looked at my lips and said “You could play French Horn” So that’s what I did and really enjoyed playing it all through school.
Of course the most memorable event was the 1970 Rose Bowl parade. That was a chance of a lifetime and as I look back am amazed at all that Ken had to organize to pull that off with the size of the group he took.
He was a pretty amazing guy. Thanks, Ken.
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