Donna Price was blunt: “School would be misery if Jordan didn’t have band.”. Beyond the students’ performance — perhaps the best form of advocacy for music education continuing — it was empowerment that spoke loudest at the event. Music had taught them to organize, unite, respect and respond to each other. Not just for 12 hours: for a lifetime. “It’s American,” said Mike Britton, 17, ” “… people coming together and working and agreeing.”.
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We spoke with Wieckowski about solving the housing crisis, changes in his hometown and why he thinks granny units are an answer. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: How has Fremont changed since your childhood?. A: When we were in high school, one of my sister’s friends would ride a horse from Stevenson Boulevard to Mission Boulevard. I remember the horse being on our front lawn. It wasn’t exactly the wild west, but the Sundale Manor home my parents bought in 1959 was like the fourth tract home development. It was mostly fields.