President's Welcome

September 2021

Welcome back music families……..for real this time! And…. fingers crossed, we’ll stay back.

Virtual learning, zoom classes, FaceTime lessons, and all those things that will forever be inked in our minds have receded into the background. Returned are crowded hallways, full classrooms and music ensembles. And thanks to a pandemic silver lining which allowed construction to continue uninterrupted, those ensembles now practice in beautifully renovated, state of the art facilities in each of our high schools.

COVID 19 has dealt the world many twists and turns, and it remains to be seen whether more will follow. Uncertainty remains everywhere. One thing that remains constant, however, is Williamsville’s dedication to exceptional music instruction and programming. The Boosters remain integral to those efforts, perhaps now more than ever as teachers and students try to make up for lost time. Whatever the near future will look like, the Boosters will continue to raise support and awareness for Williamsville’s opportunities.

As always, group success depends on individual involvement. The Boosters have a full calendar of restaurant outings set for all to enjoy this year. Tax deductible membership and donor opportunities remain as usual (see easy online forms!). A Corporate Sponsor page (have a business? take a look!) has been added to our website which promises to build support and collaboration with local businesses. Lastly, as the pandemic allows, we will be present at all district events to share news, memorabilia and opportunity for involvement to all.

So come be a part, big or small, to this organization that supports one of the finest school music programs around! Be a frequent visitor to our site. Attend our general meetings. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm so that as things return to normal, Williamsville will hit the ground running!

Saralyn Notaro Rietz
President - Williamsville Music Boosters