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Governor Mifflin High School Student to Present 9/11 Memorial Concert as Eagle Scout Project

Sep 08, 2017 • by Reading Musical Foundation
Marlin Thomas

Marlin Thomas, a senior at Governor Mifflin, and Life Scout in Troop 241, is presenting a commemorative concert to remember the anniversary of September 11. The concert, to be held Monday, September 11, at 7:30 PM, at Governor Mifflin High School, is his Eagle Scout Project and celebrates his love of country, Boy Scouts, and music.

The patriotic-themed concert features an ensemble made of local student musicians who are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Adventure Scouts. Speaking at the concert will be State Representative Judy Schwank.

Eagle Scout Projects allows Boy Scouts to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project to benefit their communities. Marlin chose this particular project to memorialize the victims of the September 11 tragedy, celebrate its heroes, and also provide awareness for a local music organization, the Reading Musical Foundation.

“Looking at everything going on in the news right now, I wanted to find a way to say thank you to the people who are giving us freedom and helping us when unexpected events occur. This concert is to say thank you for your service to all veterans, first responders and all of those who served our country with honor,” said Thomas.

Marlin Thomas (aka Fish) is a senior at Governor Mifflin High School. Playing tuba passionately for six years he has enjoyed concert band, orchestra, jazz band, marching band, Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra, PMEA festivals, and many years of Reading Musical Foundation merit scholarships. He is the founding member of a brass quintet called The Governor’s Horns and looks forward to joining Bravo Brass with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra this fall. As a troop 241 Boy Scout his credits include 34 merit badges, World Conservation badge, OA, and a memorable summer as a counselor at Hawk Mountain Scout Reserve. In school he is active in SGA, the golf team, French Honor Society, Future Educators of America, Reading-Berks Science Fair, GM concert choir, Ambassadors, and is the senior student representative on the GM School Board. 

About Reading Musical Foundation

The Reading Musical Foundation enriches our community through music education, advocacy, performance and appreciation. The Foundation maintains that an appreciation for music and the diligence, respect for accuracy and teamwork that music training provides equip young adults for a variety of occupations and roles. RMF supports local music performance, engage in music outreach in our schools and through a variety of after-school programs, and serve as a network and resource for the region’s music organizations, performers and audiences.  RMF is the region’s largest provider of music scholarships on merit and in response to financial need.

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