Greenville Senior High School CAROLING STRINGS (L-R) Lydia Beisner, Jack Marchal, JR Price (Director), Libby McKinney, Bri Fellers, Natalee Swallow, Ellasyn Bruner, Brianna Schilling-Dotson and Jennifer Nguyen.

GHS Orchestra Students perform at Dick Brown’s Christmas Lights

“We want to make sure he knows that is appreciated beyond words and sometimes actions and deeds make that happen,” JR Price

GREENVILLE – Students from the Greenville Senior High School orchestra took time out of their busy schedules to perform Christmas Carols at the home of Dick Brown, known for its large outdoor Christmas light display and free candy canes for all visitors.

“Dick has been such an incredible supporter of everything and anything that is in our community let alone the fine arts program; the Wavaires, he is a big supporter of the choir, the orchestra, big with the band and he has been so supportive of everything that I felt like in the Holiday Season, let’s put some kids together and let’s give back and make his go a little bit nicer on one day and lets just have some fun,” said veteran Greenville music teacher, JR Price.

All orchestra members performing are students of Mr. Price with one exception – “all except for the old guy that was playing the violin part,” Price said with a chuckle.

Price is quick to praise his students not only for their work in the classroom but their generosity giving back of their personal holiday time to the community.

“It is strictly volunteer tonight,” said Price. “It was just – ‘hey, who wants to come and play’. We’ll meet, come and have a good time, have a candy cane and then hit the road and go right into Christmas break, so they all came out and did their thing with us and we had a good time.”

“They are outstanding students in every detail,” stated Price. “It is really easy for me to wake up on a Monday morning and come to school and teach because I know every day it’s going to be outstanding with my kids.”

“I am so happy to be a part of their lives,” Price continued. “They bring me a lot of joy especially on things like we are doing tonight because we kind of throw things together and come out and make people happy and have a good time – that’s what we do every day in the classroom.”

Before leaving for the night, JR Price took another moment to mention Dick Brown and his generosity to the schools and community.

“He absolutely does, (bleed Greenville Green),” noted Price. “That is why we wanted to be a part, we wanted to give something back to Dick and to make him at least understand that people are out there rooting for him and behind him one hundred percent in as much as everything he does for everybody else.”

“We want to make sure he knows that is appreciated beyond words and sometimes actions and deeds make that happen,” Price concluded.

 

Veteran Greenville Orchestra teacher and director, JR Price joins his students playing Christmas Carols at the home of Dick Brown. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
GHS Orchestra members play Christmas Carols at the home of Greenville's massive Christmas light show. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville Orchestra students give of their time to play Christmas Carols at the home of Dick Brown. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville's Dick Brown enjoys Greenville Senior High School Orchestra members play at his home - home of "The Light Show & Candy Canes". (Gaylen Blosser photo)
GHS Orchestra members led by instructor, Mr. JR Price play Christmas Carols at the home of Dick Brown. (Gaylen Blosser photos)
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Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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