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Band, choir students represented GSL well on trip

To the Editor:
Recently, we had the pleasure of traveling to Memphis and New Orleans with 92 Glencoe-Silver Lake musicians and 11 adults as part of the GSL music trip.
These students demonstrated once again why GSL students are Number 1! The people of the GSL communities will be proud to know that our students conducted themselves with class and maturity. We received compliments on our group wherever we went — from the workers at the museums and monuments we visited to personnel at restaurants, and even from fellow guests at our hotels. At the end of the tour, the bus drivers commented that this was the most respectful group of students they have ever worked with on a tour.
Highlights of the trip included: a plantation tour, Louisiana bayou swamp tour, beignets and cocoa at Café du Monde, performances at Loyola University, a city tour of New Orleans, meal and dancing at a jazz club, several hours at the WWII museum and a Sunday brunch  on the Steamboat Natchez. All of this was packed into a few short days.   
We would like to thank our chaperones for making the trip a possibility, for taking the time to come along and help with the supervision and always adding humor to the trip. We’d also like to thank everyone in the Glencoe-Silver Lake school district for continuing to support the music program. We believe that GSL traveled well, and made the school district and the entire state of Minnesota look good.
Kay Wilson and Peter Gepson
GSL High School
Choir and Band