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Band students perform for Clinton

Monday, May 5, 2008

Excitement was in the air as East Side Elementary second-grader Parker Timberman shook hands with Chelsea Clinton, daughter of (D-NY) Sen. Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, Monday afternoon. Clinton's motorcade made an impromptu visit at the school, signing autographs and shaking hands with all the students and staff members, before continuing on to the crowd waiting for her to speak at Brazil City Hall.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience happened at the Brazil City Hall with the appearance of Chelsea Clinton and Miss Indiana Brittany Mason as they campaigned for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Monday.

While the crowd waited, the Northview High School Band and Guard entertained with a variety of music.

"This is exciting are you kidding me? It is history, nothing cool like this happens in Brazil and it is really cool that something like this happened," NHS Senior Sam Spencer, 18, said.

Band students were notified last night via e-mail to bring their band shoes in order to play.

A representative from City Hall called NHS?band director Bob Medworth and asked to have the band there to perform.

Immediately Medworth contacted principal Tim Rayle and got together for a quick meeting to get everything OK'd from the transportation to the students getting lunch early.

"The school corporation made it very easy for the students to participate in this event," said Medworth.

Students who were 18 that had permission from their parents were able to hear Clinton in person and returned to school when it was over, according to Senior Class sponsor Jennifer Pugh.

"The students were very excited about coming to this event," said Pugh

"It is cool that she (Clinton) includes small communities and people in her tour," NHS Senior, Sheila Spencer, 18, said.

The band played on while Clinton was signing autographs and talking to other interested parties.

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how much sniper fire did she come into as she drove into Brazil? Shaking Hands with kids = sniper fire to the Clintons ya know...

-- Posted by Indymove on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 8:29 AM

Personally I think history was made when young Clinton was able to see one of the best bands in the state of Indiana.

-- Posted by Gunslinger on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 9:40 AM

It doesn't matter who you support unless you go out and VOTE today... your support means nothing, your vote means change.

-- Posted by BrazilScholarly on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 11:55 AM

I don't think Obama should be judge by what his ex-preacher has been saying, he is his own person. He has a lot of good ideas, and so does Clinton.

-- Posted by bandmom_63 on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 2:35 PM

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