Donelson School News – November 2015
The 37th Annual Music City Invitational Marching Contest was Saturday, October 24th and hosted by McGavock High School. I was honored to be asked to present the Mayors Cups awards. It certainly brought back strong memories of my days marching trumpet and being a drum major. McGavock did a great job at their exhibition and all the bands gave memorable performances. Congratulations to all the participants and winners.
I had another honor at McGavock High School on November 8th as the auditorium was dedicated and renamed for Kent Cathcart, who founded Nashville’s first comprehensive theater and drama program when McGavock High School first opened. I secured a proclamation from Mayor Barry and was humbled to read it during the ceremony and was joined by our School Board Member Anna Shepherd and Councilman Larry Hagar. Read a great article from the Scene here from 1999 about Kent’s inspiring career.
Kudos goes to US Congressman Jim Cooper and State Senator Steve Dickerson for engaging in a bipartisan effort to increase voter registration among our youngest eligible voters. The Davidson County Election Commission is targeting Jan 25-28 for this effort and hoping a friendly competitive spirit helps boost that effort. If you’re a parent of a McGavock High School student or know a student there, encourage them to participate and work towards winning this challenge.
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