The Wallingford-Swarthmore School District and Strath Haven High School are pleased to announce the details of the Jack Hontz Memorial Weekend, scheduled to take place on September 22 and 23, 2017. Mr. Hontz passed away suddenly on June 23, 2017, and will forever be remembered for his dedication to the students of Wallingford-Swarthmore. We anticipate a large number of students, community members, and alumni in attendance at both events, and encourage families to join us in either or both celebrations of Jack’s life and contributions to our community.
On Friday, September 22, the Panther Marching Band will enter the stadium at 6:50 p.m. and take their usual place on King Field. The Band and Band Front will be …wearing the newly- dedicated Jack Hontz memorial pins and patches on their uniforms, which will serve as a permanent memory of Mr. Hontz for all future band members. As part of the SHHS Panther Marching Band Halftime show, we will invite all SHHS Band Alumni to join the band on the field to perform a fourth music selection that will be dedicated to Mr. Hontz. Alumni interested in performing with the Band and Bandfront that evening are asked to contact Mr. Patrick Murray, Band Director, by email no later than Monday, September 18. firstname.lastname@example.org Following the combined Band/Alumni performance, Dr. Yannacone will welcome the Hontz family to the field for remarks and a dedication.