Listening to an eclectic mix of excellent music was a wonderful way to spend yesterday afternoon. Thanks to all who joined us at the Mariposa Park Amphitheater, making Bands for the Band Music Fest a successful event. Thanks to the amazing musicians (including students!) who donated their time — much appreciated! And thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible. Special thanks to Chivonne Wilde for organizing and running the event — a big job!; Jon-Paul Salonen for scheduling the bands, being an incredible MC and for his outstanding musical performances, Chris Phillips, Shane Patterson, Lindsey Miller, and Christal Phillips — the food was delicious!; Gail Vanderslik for organizing and helping with the student performances; Kyla Brand, Becky Ingels, and Teena Starchman for decorating, helping with the silent auction table, and other tasks; Kori Smith for pulling together the silent auction; Tracy Dubberke for helping at the entrance; Mrs. Wilde's niece for organizing games for the kids and keeping them occupied and happy all afternoon; Steph Evans for helping with silent auction. Thanks to all who donated items for the silent auction. And I'm sure there were others who helped in many ways. What an amazing community we live in! Thank you, All! Pictures, with more thank yous, to follow. Happy Sunday!