STATE OF DELAWARE
Whereas, the Henry C. Conrad High School Band of Wilmington has been selected as one of the most outstanding high school bands in our State and has accepted an invitation to represent our State at the Festival of States to be held in St. Petersburg, March 31st through April 13th, 1969; and
Whereas, the Henry C. Conrad High School Band is the only such band from Delaware to receive an invitation for this year's event; and
Whereas, the Henry C. Conrad High School Band will represent our State and promote the many virtues of Delaware to hundreds of thousands of people from across the country; and
Whereas, the Henry C. Conrad High School Band has long been a symbol of superior performance in marching and concert and has gained for Delaware the reputation of developing, through its public school systems, superior musicians and youth of high character
Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the great State of Delaware, do hereby declare the Henry C. Conrad High School Band of Wilmington, as
THE OFFICIAL BAND OF DELAWARE
for the Festival of States celebration in St. Petersburg, Florida, and my personal ambassadors of good will from the citizens of Delaware to the people of Florida.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 5th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-third.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor
Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State