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Letter of Reference
from Jim Van Zandt

November 12, 2001

To Whom It May Concern:

We hosted Peter Ferrito's Leadership Workshop in 1999 and 2000 at Westwood High School (Round Rock ISD, Texas). It was at that point that we began to utilize student leaders to a far greater extent than we had done previously. Student trust and responsibility were emphasized, with the idea that involvement in a band student organization was similar to involvement in government, and that the entire process was a learning experience for real life.

Peter's curriculum material is well-organized, creative, provocative, and full of outstanding information. Certainly, the activities and material contents are relevant not only to band, but to other student organizations as well.


Jim Van Zandt
Director of Fine Arts
Westwood High School
Round Rock, Texas

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