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Boy, did the letter by Mary Rose Dundon strike a nerve in my nearly 80-year-old brain ["Big Band concert: Now that was good music!" March 22].
When I was a young boy, my daddy played in and directed a 10-piece band that really brought good music into my soul. That was in the late '40s and early '50s, and the likes of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman became a large part of my life.
I thank my daddy for that experience and for getting me into singing, which I have been doing ever since (high school and college chorus, church choirs, barbershop harmony, and, now, community chorus). Good music has been and still is a large part of my life.
Mary Rose, if you'd like to hear more good music, come hear "The Spotsylvaians," a 50-plus-voice chorus that is my current singing "career." We expect more than a thousand fans to enjoy our 11th annual spring concert on May 18 and 19. You will not be disappointed.
John D. Haskins