The Meyer Anderson band, a local Country/Western band, has performed for the middle school and high school Applied Learning Environment (ALE) students for the past five years. The band members have embraced the special needs students with open arms and made every effort to make them feel good about themselves. They go the extra mile to make sure that no words in their songs mention any wrong influences, and encourage each student to become active participants in their performances, going out of their way to make sure that they enjoy themselves. All of this is on their own time, taking vacation days away from their full-time day jobs, to perform for the students. With the help of students from the Winston School and UTSA, these performances and dances have become a community event.
The Meyer Anderson Band
March 25, 2003