Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jada Shaner

Jada Shaner
Today at 12:47am
Mr. Javens changed my life... I was a lowly sixth grader and wanted to be in the High School Band as a Majorette. I was so nervous. But I went and auditioned. I got the job and my summers were never the same again. He brought out the best in the band. I haven't heard it play as well since.

"Great results cannot be achieved at once, and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk --- step by step." ---Samuel Smiles.

I cannot think of a better man to apply that quote to. He walked step by step with the band for many, many miles! Always pulling a bit more from his players than any other man could.

I always valued his opinion and advice. He was a great teacher. I'm proud to call him an acquaintance and wish him the very best on his 80th birthday!



My aunt adored him, and he her. She also might like to pass along a few words. I'll see what she has to say.

Thanks for thinking of me.

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