I enjoyed reading this article, as it reminded me of an incident in my own high school days. I attended another high school in Vancouver in the ’70s and can recall one afternoon as an 8th grader: Our English class was studying a play and the teacher wanted us to go down to the school auditorium (which had a stage) and practise it there. To our surprise, when we got there we saw an unfamiliar group of young adults setting up their musical equipment.
No one knew who they were or if they had even asked for permission from the school office, but since they seemed to know what they were doing we left them alone. For the better part of the hour they played songs and entertained us. They even presented a short film at the end of the hour. We enjoyed their presentation and left to go to our next class. To this day I don’t know who they were, but at least we had an hour off from our usual school work.
Roland Derksen, Vancouver