To the Editor:

On Aug. 15, First Selectman Tim Herbst hosted his third annual golf classic at Tashua Knolls Golf Course. This endeavor benefits several student programs financially, including the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band (THSGEMB).

Thus, the THSGEMB would like to publically thank First Selectman Herbst for his continued support of our students, as well as recognize his continued efforts to cultivate partners also willing to support our local programs. The Richard Aiello Charitable Foundation, which has supported the First Selectman’s Golf Classic for as long as the event continues, has THSGEMB’s heartfelt thanks as well.

The money the marching has received over the past two years from the First Selectman’s Golf Classic has allowed the band to purchase new instruments and set up a scholarship program. The band members and parents of the band members are extremely grateful.

As we start our 2014-2015 season, the THSGEMB wants nothing more than to make the town proud of our achievements and worthy of the support of the First Selectman and the Richard Aiello Charitable Foundation. We look forward to revealing this year’s show “Shades of Blue” at our Fall Classic on Sept. 27 at Trumbull High School. We certainly hope the First Selectman and representative of the Richard Aiello Charitable Foundation will come by so we can thank them personally for all they do to support our students.

Peter Horton, director

and Paul Douglass, president, Trumbull High School

Golden Eagles Marching Band