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MCHS Band of Spirit Has International Fanbase

posted May 14, 2015, 6:15 AM by Chad Moorehead

"I want to post a message and video to the students and staff at the school... You are very dear to my heart, here's why.

While at the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championship this past October (2014) and during the parade of teams, you did something very special. Something so special that I I'll never forget it, for the rest of my life.

During the parade, we were stopped by the band leader right in front of the visitor center and asked to wait... Until the band could play the Canadian national anthem.

We were surprised by first the request and then in time, as the music started, the shear proudness one could ever feel to hear their countries song. My team who was there to experience it first hand notes it as a life experience. Since back from Lynchburg we have had numerous friends say that "was amazing" as they too watch the video.

If there is a message to share, it is first never underestimate how you can impact a persons life. The band indeed 'struck a chord' with me, my team who were in Lynchburg to experience it and many other Canadians since then as we replay the video.

Secondly, thank you for making us feel welcome to your community. If there is a way to welcome a guest, this simply was a warm blanket, cup of hot cocoa and a dozen hugs all at the same time.

Here is the video and well, thank you!

Spontaneous Canadian Anthem at The Jack Daniels BBQ Competit.mp4

BBQ Brian
Surrey, BC, Canada"