When Roger Whitney was a child playing trombone in an American Legion band in Augusta with his father, he knew even then that he wanted to teach music. He always knew. At 63, the Alna man has taught band and music for 34 years, all of them in Wiscasset schools. Some of his more recent students are the children and grandchildren of earlier ones. Whitney retires Oct. 30. The Wiscasset School Committee was set to take up his resignation Oct. 29. “Everything has an end, and every end is a beginning,” Whitney said Friday, at an electric piano in a band room at Wiscasset Middle High School. He played part of a piece called “Goodbye,” that he wrote for his friends in the school system.
(read more about the Wiscasset music teacher at the Wiscasset Newspaper)