It’s Leslie Stewart Day!

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Whereas Professor Leslie Stewart had been the original Music Director and conductor of the Health and Wellness Community Orchestra of Fort Collins for the last 10 years and

Whereas she had nurtured and created an atmosphere of life long learning, love and improved mental and physical health in the playing of Classical orchestral music for adults from many walks of life and many different skill levels, welcome without audition and

Whereas she has helped to encourage the growth of this community orchestra from an initial 30 musicians to more than 120 musicians by her reputation for patience, understanding of adult learning and experience with other community orchestras and

Whereas she has, through her connections with many other professional musicians and music educators, created a collaborative relationship for the orchestra with CSU and Front Range Community College and other musical institutions, including college credits

Whereas she has designed programs that showcase the talents of CSU and FRCC faculty, the orchestra’s own soloists and supported premiers of pieces from new composers and

Whereas Leslie has promoted the wellbeing of the community around her by supporting the availability of classical music to the community free of charge and welcoming to children

We hereby proclaim TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 to be “Leslie Stewart Day” in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Honorable Wade Troxell, Mayor and the City Council of Fort Collins