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In Memory of Hank Miller

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Raised by 162 people in 6 months
Created December 15, 2018

It’s so hard to express my current feelings in words. I learned a few days ago that a student of mine Hank Miller had committed suicide. I first met Hank when I started teaching in Goshen and at that time he was a 7th grader. Over the years he grew into such a mature and respected individual. He played marimba in the winter group his 8th-grade year and then went on to play snare all four years in high school. He invited me to be his teacher at the 8th grade academic honors night and at that time I had no clue what effect he would have on his peers in the future.


He went on to march drum corps for a few summers at Legends early on in high school and came back as a very solid player but more importantly a phenomenal role model. He was the rock of the Goshen Percussion Ensemble. I always used to joke that if the staff couldn’t be at a rehearsal that we would just leave the entire ensemble with Hank because all of the members had so much respect for him. Hank was the reason that the Goshen Percussion program grew so fast. Not only did he push the talent of the group but he was also the support system for so many kids through the years.


Hank marched Legacy last year and split center on the snare line in his first year there. He made Regiment while he was still in high school but went home early due to an injury. He was by far the best kid I had ever worked with in such a leadership role. He always had a smile on his face and took care of his tribe. We will all miss you dearly Hank.


Here is a video of Hank from a few years ago doing an interview for WGI.

WGI Feature 

Here is a video of Hank performing at WGI finals his sophomore year.

WGI Show "Presence in Absence" 

“There is an empty chair, and it is hard to believe that you will never again sit there.”

All money will go towards helping the Miller family offset costs in this time of need.
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Created December 15, 2018
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