Anyone who has followed my column and my internet sites knows the great love I have for my musical education beginning way back in 1943 when I was in Miss Ruth Margerum's Kuser School "Glee Club" to 1948 when I was privileged to have been a student of Miss Louis Simpson Baird who was the Vocal Music teacher at Hamilton High before it was known as "West." When "Ouise" retired in the early 1960's Hamilton lost a lady who left her musical mark on countless alumni. Sue Proulx filled that spot and has maintained the tradition of vocal music excellence that has become a Hamilton West hallmark. As that song I often sing from
the movie "Momma Mia" goes,
"Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing,
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing,
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty,
What would life be,
Without a song or a dance what are we,
So I say thank you for the music,
For giving it to me.."
May God bless you, Suzanne, and a very long and happy retirement!
Tom - Thank you, thank you for the tribute to Ms. Sue Proulx on her retirement this year. Both of our sons were fortunate to have worked with her in their years at HHSW. The performances were outstanding and she was/is a master educator! Good luck, Ms. Proulx and thanks for some wonderful memories and all you have done! Lakeside Girl (Eleanor Guear)