CHAPTER 608

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 6

CONGRATULATING THE FLAMING ARROW MARCHING BAND OF CLAYMONT HIGH SCHOOL ON RECEIVING AN INVITATION TO REPEAT AS THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AT "THE FESTIVAL OF STATES" PAGEANT IN FLORIDA, AND WISHING THE GROUP SUCCESS IN ITS VENTURE.

WHEREAS, the Flaming Arrow Marching Band of Claymont High School has been invited to make a return appearance as the musical representative of the State of Delaware for the "Festival of States" pageant in Saint Petersburg, Florida, commencing April 3, 1973; and

WHEREAS, the distinguished musicians of the Flaming Arrow Marching Band have worked diligently at a variety of tasks in order to raise money for their upcoming Florida adventure; and

WHEREAS, the Claymont Band Boosters, representing every segment of the Claymont community, have undertaken numerous endeavors to aid the Flaming Arrow Band in its quest for funds; and

WHEREAS, Claymont School District administrators, teachers, and staff members, particularly the District Superintendent Dr. Frank J. Furgele and Claymont High Principal Thomas H. Ramsey, have given the Flaming Arrow Marching Band 100% support in its preparations for the Sunshine State pageant; and

WHEREAS, the Flaming Arrow Marching Band, under the leadership and guidance of bandmaster J. Kent Shaw, has planned a diversified program of Delaware musical treats to serve up to the Saint Petersburg pageant audience; and

WHEREAS, the pageant invitation extended to the Flaming Arrow Marching Band is not only a great honor for the band members and for band director Shaw, but in addition, it is a tribute to former Band Director Edward R. Steiner, who during 25 years of association with Claymont High School, has seen the band emerge as one of the finest musical aggregations in the East.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly, the Senate and Governor concurring therein, that the Flaming Arrow Marching Band of Claymont High School and its director, J. Kent Shaw, be accorded congratulations and wishes for the very best of success during its presentation in the "Festival of States" pageant.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to the Messrs. Furgele, Ramsay, Shaw, and Steiner, along with 10 copies to be posted prominently throughout the Claymont School District.

Approved April 17, 1973.