THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, May 10, 2019 Page 5 POOLE | FROM PAGE 1 ber of occasions, won the Winter Guard International Regional Championships and the New England Scholastic Band Association Championships. Prior to arriving at EHS, Poole was the percussion arranger for the 27th Lancer Reunion Corps. in Revere. “I had the incredible opportunity to see my students perform at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid,” he said. In addition to the Lancers, Poole also led groups such as the Star of Indiana, the Bluecoats and the Connecticut Hurricanes. A few of Poole’s notable students have been Russ McKinnon, Larry Finn and Paul Rennick. McKinnon went on to spend eight years with the funk group Tower of Power; Finn landed a career with the Berklee College of Music; and Rennick is an assistant percussion professor at the University of North Texas. Poole also spoke about how music education has changed over the years. “If one looks to the 1950s and 1960s, in Everett, all the Catholic Churches had a marching band, drum corps or color guard as an extracurricular youth activity,” he said. However, Poole said, by the early 1970s, music was being phased out of community organizations. Therefore, the schools stepped up to “fi ll the void.” “The expansive nature of music education in the schools has changed as well,” he said. “Everett High School has a Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Chorus, A Capella Choir and Show Choir.” Poole’s experience in music goes back to 1957 when he was a percussion student in Connecticut under snare drum champion Robert Redican. As a performer, Poole is a fourtime winner of the Connecticut and Northeastern States Individual Snare Drum Championship. He won the United States National Individual Championship on three occasions and received the United States Association of Rudimental Drumming Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Poole was part of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps under Gerry Shellmer. He was also an adjudicator for groups such as Drum Corps Associates, the Maine Band Directors Association, the United States Scholastic Band Association and Bands of America.          $  2.55              Charles Poole, director of the EHS marching band and percussion ensemble, is retiring at the end of the school year. (Courtesy Photo) Aluminum Everett er 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 61 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! family since 1958 • 60 •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding ears! •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofng •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roo ng n • Fully Insured •• Replacement Windows Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com g Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Everett Aluminum Spring!

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