On September 13th, 2018, Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s new famous conductor Jose Luis Gomez paid us a visit. He talked to our students in a friendly down-to-earth and anecdotal way. He told the children about his background and how music was a great part of his life and about Venezuela’s El Sistema. He highlighted some of the reasons that learning to play an instrument is so important even though one might not end up as a professional musician. He emphasized the importance of practicing and attending class. The students listened very intently to every word. They were in awe of his importance.