On the heels of another successful the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) took a moment at its board of trustees meeting Thursday night to thank the festival's organizer, Alan Sarver.
"You are emulating what we hope every family does, even after they leave the district--giving back to the community," said co-interim superintendent Nellie Hungerford.
Hungerford presented Sarver with a certificate thanking him for his years of organizing one of the School-Force's most successful fundraisers.
Sunday's event was the festival's 10th anniversary.
"What a privilege it is to live in a community that is so engaged not just in music but all aspects of education," said Sarver.
BRSSD board of trustees president Brian Matthews also thanked Sarver and his wife Emily for their commitment to the district. Matthews pointed out that organizer of Save the Music is just one of the hats Saver wears --he is also the president of the Sequoia Union High School board of directors, and is involved in other community organizations.
"You have always been there when we've needed you," said Matthews.
Sarver noted that many students who start with music programs in elementary school, stick with it through middle and high school, and ultimately, "They end up coming to the festival as part of a college marching band."
"Keeping these programs alive is what makes the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District such a special place," said Sarver.
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