Mr. Calabrese (I can call him nothing else, even after all these years!) was not just a band director but a truly inspirational teacher of life skills. How to strive for perfection & never give up; to demand the best from yourself while helping those around you; how to get respect by earning respect; how to be gracious when defeated and then get back on your feet & work harder to come out on top. Just a band teacher . . .hardly! Our lives are all the richer for having the privilege of being his student.
(Former band student, Margaret MacKesson, SHS, Class of 72)