It is no wonder than at the end of the show, their music teacher, Mr. John Russo, told the students of how much he has learned from them. As much as he has learned from them, I am sure the students have learned from him. This is a man who truly seemed to be putting on a one man act, serving as the lighting tech, the stage crew and the conductor all at once. As he ran around the stage and joked causally with the audience it was clear that he was fully enjoying his job. I am sure that faith in adults is restored to those kids every time Mr. Russo shows up to work and teaches them something new and goes above and beyond his job description just to help them out. I am sure that those kids have learned the power of loving what you do and the sacrafices that have to be made in order to do that.
Likewise, I am sure faith in the youth is restored to Mr. Russo every time those kids show up for practice or for their concerts. I am sure that he is taught everyday about commitment and perseverance every time one of those kids struggles with a difficult song and proves that they have overcome that struggle by putting on a great show.
I have watched my little brother's concerts every year and am always astounded at how much better he gets at each show, how committed he is to sticking with the music program and how much he seems to appreciate Mr. Russo. Thank you Mr. Russo for teaching my brother about hard work, commitment and appreciation, I am sure he will always remember it.
Stick to something and see it through until you have made an impact.
Every job has the space for impact.
That was the lesson I learned yesterday, today I learned that working in an office the day before Memorial Day weekend is very slow...Have a great weekend everyone!