Former LHS teacher inducted into hall of fame


Ron Atteberry does not remember all the details from his first day as a choir director at Lebanon Junior High in 1976 or directing his first performance. He does remember fear.
“I remember I was petrified to say anything in front of anybody, but that comes with age. That doesn’t matter. That was my biggest fear, standing in front of people. As long as my back was turned and I was waving my arms, I was fine,” Atteberry said. That fear quickly left him. However, a smidgeon of it returned recently, accompanied by other more positive feelings when he was inducted into the Missouri Music Educators Association Hall of Fame on January 25, the highest award a Missouri music educator can receive.
“It was humbling to know that I am not different than any other music teacher in the state — we all do the same thing — but they chose me, so it was humbling, and it was exciting. As many times as I’ve been in front of hundreds of people at a time, still to stand in front of your peers is humbling, exciting and a little bit scary all at the same time,” Atteberry said.

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