In March, one of our daughters had two Japanese students stay with us for a week. It was great to see them absorb how different their cultures are from one another. Anyway, the Japanese band students and the US band students practiced together with American conductor Robert W. Smith. When the evening came for all the community to go see the joint Japanese-American concert, it was fascinating to watch Mr. Smith lead the 95 members of the band in amazing renditions. The way he asked for more from certain sections of musicians with body language and the way they responded and the wonderful music was a wonderful example of leadership in action.

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