District, students bid farewell to noted band teacher

Janet Isham anticipates having more time to play her trumpet. Isham, who makes up half of the namesake of the Brooks Isham Performing Arts Center in Kirtland, is retiring after 36 years of teaching band. Full Story
Class of 88

Farmington, NM

#1 May 25, 2010
Good Morning Everyone.
You will be miss. I hope the replace you with a big heart.
B Herring

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 25, 2010
I'm so glad that both my daughters got to be a part of your program...I never will forget delivering TRUCKLOADS of fruit for the fundraisers! Best of luck in your future!

Katy, TX

#3 May 25, 2010
I really doubt that Janet will be reading this - she never has time to mess with a computer - but I just want to say that she was a joy to work with and I'm glad my daughter was a student of hers. Just sorry that she wasn't also the high school band director - then maybe my daughter would have continued.

Janet: CCSD will miss you, but I know you'll still be a force in the community. Enjoy your retirement and your family. Best wishes!!

Bartlesville, OK

#4 May 25, 2010
My son played the baratone in your class when he was in middle school. Farewell!
Natural NM Resident

Farmington, NM

#5 May 25, 2010
Mrs. Isham I was your student many many moons ago 20 to 25 years ago and I still to this day remember my band years very fondly. Words of Thanks are not enough for your patience and time. My daughter has had the privilage to also be under your direction and that alone has been a memorable experience. We will greatly miss you although I know you are not going anywhere but your presence with the students will be hard to replace.

Again Thank You!
ccsd parent

United States

#6 May 25, 2010
Class of 88 wrote:
Good Morning Everyone.
You will be miss. I hope the replace you with a big heart.
who will take control of the brooks/isham performong arts center?sure hope its not that freakin guy (AMO)from shiprock...AND ITS puppet (M.DUNCAN)
KU graduate student

Lawrence, KS

#7 May 25, 2010
In high school I was very rebellious. I was part of the middle school and high school band. I was always throwing a tantrum when I was given a task or was told that I needed to improve and shape up my attitude.

It wasn't until college and at the forefront of starting a career did realize that the schools she taught as affected me as a developing man. Not only did she have an impact helping me in the ways of music but she also taught me how to be a discipline young man.

I thank her with all my heart. She has, in a way, affected how I am today as a graduate student. I will always remember her for that
kchs alumni

Albuquerque, NM

#8 May 25, 2010
Thank you for all you hard work and dedication you have so willingly provided our children with. My daughter has been your student of your program for 7 years, she is an accomplished student because of your teaching her to expand her mind through music.

Moline, IL

#9 May 25, 2010
I am sure you think she won't read this but I will make sure i print them off and give them to her! Thank you all for your support of her!! She will be missed as an ever day educator but she won't be far away with great awys!!
Patty Hegwood Shiffer

Holly, MI

#10 May 25, 2010
Congrats to my older sister on your great accomplishment! You've done a great job over the years and I know you will be greatly missed, but I'm glad you get to start a new chapter in you life.....like taking care of your little sister....ha ha....not really. I'm very proud of you. Glad you learned eveything you know from me and especially all of your talents. Enjoy your last week at school. Rest up....I've got plans for you! Love you! Your favorite sister....Patty Kay

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