Saturday, August 16, 2008

Our dear Mr. Henson, always victorious . . .

Harleigh's band director from middle school, Mr. Troy Henson, passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was just 34 years old. This man was one of the most beloved teachers I have ever come to know. The kids adored him. It was Mr. Henson who encouraged Harleigh to take-up the oboe, since the school owned one and there was no oboe player in the band. It was playing in Mr. Henson's band that made her middle school years such joyful ones. He created a comradery amongst the kids that lasted right up through high school and beyond. The concerts these kids performed always brought tears to my eyes, as his passion for music and the children resounded in every note that was played.

Thank you, Mr. Henson, for the music.

3 comments:

a day in the life of bella said...

That's so sad, why do the good die young?

Bella

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Dan's mother passed away from breast cancer when he was only 19 and could have used so many more years with his mom. In leiu of favors at our wedding, we're giving a donation to the American Cancer society. We'll also think of Mr. Henson when we do that. So many lives lost...

Sarah said...

oh my. I'm sure he'll be missed.
Sarah
Vintage Lily

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