AUSTIN, Minn.- The saying goes that when you join band you’re a part of it for life.
That what students and staff at Austin High School are doing to remember a former band director.
They’re honoring Dave Kallman, not with a statue or plaque, but with his own composed song.
“It’s such a great opportunity because it's not something most high school students get to do for a band teacher,” said one student.
Dave Kallman was the band director at the school for many years. In 2016, he died, but his legacy lives on at the school. The current band director, Christoph Dundas, said they wanted to honor him in a special way.
The school is seeking donations to help with funding the music and their concert in May.
You can send money to the school:
Austin High School Band
401 3rd Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912