We’d caught wind of this developing story in recent weeks: The parent of a student in the Wellesley Public Schools music program trying to get to the bottom of controversial personnel changes related to the Wellesley High and Middle School orchestras. On Thursday, this story wound up in Dedham District Court, with Wellesley Performing Arts Director Beth Perry squaring off vs. the parent, who she claims intimidated her via emails regarding the changes before he took his case to other school administrators, including the School Committee (the Townsman attended the court session and wrote this account). Wellesley attorney David Himmelberger is representing the parent.
In the meantime, the band plays on, literally. The Wellesley Middle School band and orchestra performed at the State House on Friday morning.