An Iowa Man, 79, Plays Flute With The Elementary School Band
I was in marching band. I played clarinet for JM. I still have that instrument even though I dont play it these days. I can't imagine playing it when I am 79! A 79 year old flute player from Iowa dusted off his daughters flute and now is an inspiration to all of those around him. I suppose he really would be!
In Dubuque, Iowa, at Kennedy Elementary school, Tony Boland joined the fifth graders after volunteering at the school. He volunteered for a decade to help children with their reading. The Associated Press reports that the band director thought that he would make a great addition to the school band. He did just that, joined the band! Now he can help the kids read not only words, but music too.
I think he must really have a fun time playing with the kids. To be 79 and to have enough air in his lungs is amazing in and of itself, dontcha think?