December 18, 2017
Au Gres-Sims High School BandMrs. Kimberly Nitz-GordonAu Gres-Sims High School140 S. Court St.Au Gres, Michigan 48703
Dear Au Gres-Sims High School Band and Mrs. Nitz-Gordon,
On behalf of the entire Au Gres-Sims School District, I wish to congratulate you on your selection to perform at this year’s 2018 Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The honor of being one of only 11 bands selected to perform at this year’s conference is indicative of the exceptional brilliance of our music program at Au Gres-Sims.
Further embellishing this accomplishment is the knowledge that quality of programming is not directly correlated to the size of a school district. Based on student population, our band represents the smallest school to perform at the Michigan Music Conference this year. Together with our greater Au Gres area community, I take pride in the knowledge that regardless of size or demography, our student’s talents and your leadership reflect the hard work and professionalism exemplified within our distinction as a “public school with a private school feel.”
This honor however, was not bestowed randomly. Rather, it is reflective of sustained excellence. Your accomplishments of receiving only the highest Division I rankings at each of the District and State band festivals for seven consecutive years mirrors the passion you share for music and your consistently high standards for excellence! Our student musicians’ caliber of musicality and modeled leadership inspires us all.
I look forward to supporting you and being your biggest fan during the January 26, 2018 Michigan Music Conference. Thank you for continuing to collectively guide an amazing fine arts program at Au Gres-Sims that clearly elevates our status as a “Destination District.”
Yours in Education,