On March 16, 2017 the Round Rock Dragon Band lost one of our own, Junior Trumpet player Griffin Hart. Griffin was a wonderful young man with a vibrant personality who was much loved by his friends and peers. He was quick to smile, quick to laugh and found humor in just about every situation. He is sorely missed.
As the students, parents, faculty and staff of Round Rock High School attempt to move on from this great loss, we wish you all to know that, you are not alone. No matter where you are, in what circumstance you find yourself, no matter where you are, you are not alone. You have a family. It may be your father and your mother. It may be your sister or your brother. It may be your friends, your relatives. Your family may be someone influential in your life, a pastor, a teacher, a counselor. They care about you and they want the best for you.
We all may also claim a larger family, a band family. We try to treat one another the way we want to be treated. To listen. To calm. To truly hear. Our family must be sensitive to the needs of others, to consider their voice and their words and to weigh them with care, as a family ought.
It will take time, for some much longer than others, to move onward from where we now stand. In this time, we will take care of one another. We must remember that we are not alone. We must listen to one another. And know that whomever you call your family, they are far greater in number than you think.
It was the wishes of Griffin's family that the Round Rock Band Boosters receive donations in his name in lieu of flowers. We have received generous donations from a number of people. This money will be put to use to support the band family that Griffin was a huge part of.
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation:
- The Hayes Family - (Kathleen and Colleen)
- The Pascarella Family - (Randall and Kimberly)
- C D Hart
- Mary Jo Hart
- Helen Hayes
- Michele Merritt and Linda McQueen
- The Beagle Family - (Richard and Judith)
- The Lancaster Family
- Mr. and Mrs. William Fischer
- The Beaumariage Family - (Julia and Terry)
- The Schaefer Family - (Christopher and Kristen)
- The Cantrell Family - (Tommy and Paige)
- The Schaefer Family - (George and Anne)
- The Nguyen Family - (Huy and Anh)