WILMINGTON, MA — After 45 years of teaching in Wilmington, WHS Band Director Barbara Mette is retiring at the end of this school year.
Her final regular season home football game is coming up Friday, October 25, 2019.
“She doesn’t want a party or a big to-do… BUT… we thought it would be amazing if anyone who could come to the game would come and say hello!,” wrote colleague Julie Kelley in an announcement on social media. “A ‘parade’ of current and former ‘band geeks’ saying hello to an amazing educator would mean so much to her…. Let’s get the gang there to say ‘happy retirement!'”
Kelley will also have a book for people to sign at the game. If you’d like to sign the book but cannot attend the game, the book will be left in the high school’s Main Office during each school day leading up to October 25.
For those who cannot attend the game in person, Kelley encourages all former band members, color guard, band parents, and former teaching colleagues to send a short video message (please include your name and year of graduation in the video) HERE. Folks are also encouraged to submit photos of themselves and Ms. Mette from “back in the day” using the same link.
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