First of all, I wish to acknowledge my pride in our Mason Band! I extend my sincere thanks to our band director, Mr. Ruiz, and to each and every member of the band and those included in such a magnificent half time performance at Friday nights football game. It was awesome, which perhaps, heightened the disappointment I felt over the finale: the facsimile of hand guns pointed directly at two "downed" individuals. I realize the particular theatrics tied in with the music from the James Bond movie; however, there were children and or young people or every age there. I had my own 9 year old twin grandsons there.
I think in this day and time of school shootings, and other random acts of violence, we need to stop and take though as to what each one of us can do to not perpetuate any form of violence, especially with a gun-or facsimile, as in this case.
Again, I wish to reiterate the outstanding performance of our band director and these young people which continues to bring such good recognition to our community and its excellent school systems.