Montgomery County Alums Surprise Retiring Choral Director

More than 100 current and former students of Hatboro-Horsham High School found an epic way to pay tribute to the school's outgoing beloved choir director on Saturday.

After 25 years as a teacher, mentor, and director of choral activities, Mr. William J. Naydan announced that he would retire at the end of the 2016 school year.

His announcement quickly sparked the creation of a farewell committee to help organize, plan, and practice the perfect, epic tribute, and plans for "Mr. Naydan's Opus" were born. 

For months, former and current students worked to rehearse the concert program that spans his two and a half decades at the school.

Mr. Naydan was led into the high school blindfolded with his wife to hear the voices of his past and current students singing songs he directed over the years ahead of his final concert.

“It was an amazing tribute to his career and there was an enormous outpouring of love and support from his former students” current Hatboro-Horsham High School Assistant Principal Tracey DeRosier said.

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