June 20, 2024

He’s with the band! Retirement is “music to the ears” of one TRS member. Former Dahlstrom Middle School Band Director LeRoy Gerdes retired, but he isn’t missing a beat! Gerdes, Dahlstrom’s first band director, now volunteers at the school alongside current band director Rachel Janek and student teacher Frank Deleon. In this “TRS Talks,” a trio of educators, from three generations, are stirring up treble to make joyful music.

We hope you enjoy meeting them! Watch here.

Do you know a TRS member, retired or active, who would be a great feature subject? Let us know by emailing communications@trs.texas.gov.

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