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Quite a few schools in East Texas have already welcomed back their students.  Others, will get things going in the next week or so.  Those schools that haven't had the first day of class yet are in the midst of doing teacher training, conferences and the like.  Two of those school districts invited me out Thursday to be a part of their events.

Nacogdoches ISD will have their first day of class on Monday, August 23.  On Thursday, August 12, a number of teachers and staff were gathered at Nacogdoches High School for conferences, and I was there, too.

Audrey Young, who is the Director of Student Support Services at Nacogdoches ISD, reached out to me to ask if I would play music during teacher's lunch time.  Several food trucks were on hand and I set up my system in the covered breezeway at the high school.

Yes, it was hot, but we had a blast.  I played quite the variety of Motown, old school pop and rock, and, of course, I had to break out the Cupid Shuffle.  It was fun seeing the smiling faces and thumbs up gestures.  Heck, even a few teachers and some students were dancing in the breezeway (shout out to Brittany and Jocelyn).

Later that afternoon I was off to Alto ISD for their annual Family Fun Event.  The yellowjackets have their first day of class on August 18, and Lee Ann Jones from their school district invited me out to play music and do a few breaks from this annual event.  This get together features Meet the Teacher, numerous bounce houses, Alto merchandise for sale, and then ends with Meet the Jackets at the football field. It was great to see former SFA Athletic Director Steve McCarty manning the bounce houses.  McCarty attended Alto and has always been a proud supporter of all things Alto.

Did you know that Alto is currently constructing a new gym and school?  Once completed, perhaps by Winter, the gym will be one of the largest in the area with a reported capacity of 1200.

Thanks for the invite Nacgodoches and Alto, and have a great school year!  Here are some of the pics from both events.

KICKS visits Nacogdoches ISD and Alto ISD



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