MVHS music teacher begins last year of long career
Original post made on Aug 24, 2012
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on Aug 24, 2012 at 6:25 am
To put Robin Kramer's accomplishments into perspective, consider this: more than 1 out of every 10 high school kids at Mountain View voluntarily get up to be at marching band practice at 7am EVERY morning throughout the fall, PLUS 2 afternoons per week and most Saturdays.
For that, they get almost no academic credit or other reward other than the value of the experience. But ask almost any band member from years ago what experiences they most recall from high school and chances are you'll hear about the band.
That didn't just happen; many, many people have worked and contributed incredibly to build that from scratch, but Robin has the vision, understanding, and drive, and, most of all, love to bring all the many pieces together.
on Aug 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Robin and the MVHS music program changed my life. I learned to be confident, dedicated, and completely silly. One week in the Spartan marching band helped me come out of my shell and be myself. I dont think I'd be as confident a filmmaker now if i hadn't met Robin. She is a wonderful teacher, mentor, and friend to anyone willing to try. She will be missed, but I'm excited for her to take this over-deserved break. Have fun, Robin!
on Aug 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm
I WISH I could have had her as my band director! I was a Freshman the last year old Mtn. View High School was open (1980-81), and I was on the side of the border that had to go to Los Altos High School when it closed. I was SO disappointed! Even so, my band memories are my favorites from my high school years...competitions, Disneyland trips, football halftime shows, parades...what a blast we had! I am PROUD to have been a "band geek"!!!