I attended a gala at the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association recently, at which the BRAVO Performing Arts group from Brooks Middle School performed.

They rocked the house. I was a music teacher in another lifetime, and I have never seen a group like this. I found out they have competed in Atlanta with groups from all over the United States, and for the ninth year in a row, they won First Place!

The skill and discipline that is being taught to these children will last a lifetime. Their director, Tina Reynolds, is an inspiration to them.

I recently read in Wednesday Journal that District 97 is considering not funding all of this program. This would be a tragedy!

The arts keep us human!

Diane Moses

Oak Park

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