CHAPTER 656

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 47

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall be known as a supplementary appropriation and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund from funds not otherwise appropriated.

PRAISING AND CONGRATULATING THE JOHN DICKINSON HIGH SCHOOL BAND FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES IN THE 1972 "FESTIVAL OF THE STATES" BAND COMPETITION.

WHEREAS, the John Dickinson High School Band on the tenth day of April, 1972, returned to its home state of Delaware after successfully competing in the prestigious "Festival of The States" band competition held in the sunny climes of St. Petersburg, Florida; and

WHEREAS, the band demonstrated great musical expertise by finishing third in a field of eighteen during intricate show events held on April 5th, and third again in a field of twenty-five in the special "Street March" held on April 8th; and

WHEREAS, the band members and their popular director, Steve McMillan, deserve mountains of praise not only for their melodic efforts, but for the esprit de corps they exhibited in raising some $30,000 via sales of spaghetti dinners, candy, and other enterprising activities, in order to finance their trip to the national band festival.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the John Dickinson High School Band and its superb director, Steve M. McMillan, be accorded a verbal "fanfare" of appreciation for their outstanding musical performances during the 1972 "Festival of the States", whereby they brought great honor to themselves, to their school, and to the great State of Delaware which they so ably represented.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the John Dickinson Band members, to Director Steve McMillan, to Mr. James E. Atkinson, Principal of the John

Dickinson High School, and to Mr. George E. Glynn, Jr., Superintendent of the Stanton School District.

Approved April 17, 1972.