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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




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     A SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing Douglas R. Fletcher for his longevity in teaching instrumental music and his achievements as the Director of Bands at Highland High School in Anderson.



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Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing Douglas R. Fletcher for his longevity in teaching instrumental music and his achievements as the Director of Bands at Highland High School in Anderson.

    Whereas, Douglas R. Fletcher is in his twenty-fifth year of teaching young people instrumental music;

    Whereas, Douglas R. Fletcher began his career in 1985 at Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School, Parker City. While at Monroe Central, the Marching Bears won the Indiana State Fair Band Day competition three years in a row (1989, 1990, 1991);

    Whereas, Douglas R. Fletcher moved to Winchester Community High School as the Director of Instrumental Music. In the summer of 1997, the Winchester marching band won the Indiana State Fair Band Day Competition;

    Whereas, Douglas R. Fletcher is currently the Director of Bands at Highland High School in Anderson. During his years at Highland, the Marching Highlanders have marched in the

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade (twice), the Magic Kingdom Parade at Walt Disney World (twice), the Hollywood Christmas Parade in California, and in 2002 marched in the prestigious Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The Marching Highlanders are the proud 2005, 2007 and 2009 Indiana State Fair Band Day Champions;

    Whereas, Douglas R. Fletcher has won the State Fair Band Day Competition seven times (more than any other director) and is the only director to win at the State Fair for three different schools, and in three different decades;

    Whereas, Douglas R. Fletcher played trombone in the Anderson Symphony Orchestra for twenty years and played for ten years in the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has served as church organist and pianist in Winchester and Anderson: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


            SECTION 1. The Indiana Senate recognizes Douglas R. Fletcher for his longevity in teaching instrumental music and his achievements as the Director of Bands at Highland High School in Anderson.
            SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Douglas R. Fletcher.