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Frank Moura hands over the baton

Original post made on May 17, 2010

After 39 years as the director of the Menlo-Atherton High School Jazz Band and a music teacher, Frank Moura will retire in June, a legend in the view of many of his students, colleagues and fans.

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Posted by Christine Martens
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on May 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Frank Moura has been a tremendous asset to M-A. He demonstrates so much of why arts must always be part of an educational curriculum. He has educated "whole people" well beyond the band room. Thanks to Frank, many kids (now adults) have enjoyed both listening and making music. Let's hope that we as a community can continue to support music and other arts education.

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Posted by Paul Naas
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 29, 2010 at 9:58 am

There are teachers you barely remember, and teachers that you'll never forget. Frank is definitely the latter. The community has been fortunate to have him as an M-A staple for nearly 40 years, and I count myself fortunate to have been his student. We'll miss you Frank, and thank you.

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Posted by Mr. B
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Thinking out of the box.
Connecting to the whole body.
Making it fun. Personal as
well as musical growth.
All signs of a great teacher.