BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
After nearly nine years in the mayor’s office, Greenwood Village’s Ron Rakowsky will take his leave after the November 5 election. He is term-limited.
On Greenwood Village Day, July 27, attendees surprised him by holding up signs that said, “Thank You Mayor Ron.” Rakowsky, sitting on a golf cart with his wife Margaret, accompanied by district four city council members Tom Dougherty and Judy Hilton, along with Hilton’s granddaughter, was very appreciative.
One week later, Rakowsky conducted the Colorado Wind Ensemble, “metro Denver’s urban wind symphony, featuring…45 woodwinds, brass, and percussion,” who performed at GV’s Curtis Park on August 3 with the Colorado Honor Band in a free concert sponsored by the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
The Colorado Honor Band is a non-profit music education program for students featuring four full concert bands and a pop-rock band in a multi-level program that serves over 200 families annually. It is an “extra-curricular program that fills a unique niche in the community with an education model that blends full-ensemble instruction, small-group training, and one-on-one coaching. In addition to year-round classes with seasonal performance opportunities, (they) hold a yearly overnight summer music camp and regularly travel nationally and internationally.” For additional information, go to cohonorband.org.
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