Saturday, August 8, 2009

Shane Dunstan (and Brian Delaney)

Shane Dunstan
June 13 at 3:19pm
Bryan Delaney and I remember the first trip to Disneyland in 1985. We practiced real hard and were the second high school marching band to perform in Disneyland. On our last day in California we were late going to Sandiego due to everyone deciding to throw Mr Javens in the swimming pool. After that the whole group ended up in the Pool. Mr Javens stayed in the pool while everyone else got dry. The second time in Disneyland in 1987 we were performing a stage show when Minnie Mouse kicked him off the stage and directed our stage performance. He had the respect from all he taught in the band where some even came after they graduated and helped in parades during the summer. No other director would allow 8th graders to help provide music in a high school band like he did. He fought to get us and keep our recognition we deserved. He helped us all I believe grow up with responsibility more than he would ever know.

Shane Dunstan

1 comment:

  1. Sharon Thornton Montgomery
    March 5 at 1:21pm
    LOL i also remember him using the words "Mellifluous" and "Cacophonous". I'm scared to admit that i dreamed i took mr. javens to see all the people that showed up for him, in the form of playing at a basketball game, and it was only me and a saxaphone player, and we still had to play. And we did. The eye of the tiger. ...... It was not mellifluous, i must say...