Name: Heather King
8:34 PM (12 hours ago)
Hi All - Although I was not in band, nor did I know Mr. Shelton on a personal level
as many of you did, I can hear in all the tributes that Mr. Shelton achieved
the purpose in life that everyone of us strive for ---------- to make a
difference or impression in the life of a child or children. May we all be so
lucky to have the same said of us.
Take care everyone and live each day to the max, Sue Hanson Lenon
During the summer prior to our tenth grade the Boise High Band was
invited to perform at the opening of the Worlds Fair in Seattle. A few of the
more talented from North, East, and Hillside Junior High were invited to
attend. Even though I was a lousy baritone player I got to go because my
older brother Steve was band president for the upcoming year. Mel Shelton
made that trip possible.
In our Junior year some us more lucky guys got to accompany the drill team
to Idaho Falls so that they would have “live music” to compete too. Boy, did I
enjoy that trip. I think I made out with every girl in the back of the bus with
the exception of my cousin, Toni Carter. That was another trip arranged by
Mel Shelton. Mel Shelton arranged a full ride scholarship
to Wichita State for my older sister. And, seeing him on a horse for his first
time was priceless when we took him deer hunting.
Mel was kind, always happy, an exceptional band and orchestra teacher, an
exceptional marching band teacher, and a friend to everyone he met. We all
loved him and will miss him.
Stan Hosac * see you all at the “50th”
How fun to see former classmates after so many years. My husband, Bob Nix, class of 1966, will be with me, too. Judy Gregory Nix
I think you did a great job on this website. It brought back wonderful memories and some grins as I scrolled through the photos. Hmmm, there certainly have been some hair and clothing style changes for all of us through the years that made me chuckle. Whether I can come to the reunion, I don't know yet, but I wish each of you a wonderful 2010, good health and happiness. It seems like only yesterday that we were rushing around in the halls of BHS.