Dan Schreiber


That's because Dan Schreiber isn't with us anymore.

He died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 when his Cessna 182 went down shortly before 11pm, according to the Associated Press.

For the many thousands of us who were part of the John Jay Mighty Mustang Band, we will forever remember this man and how he touched our lives and our hearts.

For those of us graduating in the class of '78... we can still remember how Mr. Schreiber handled the big debate about guys getting "short haircuts" when they wanted to wear their hair longer....  and do you remember the time that he got mad at the whole "A" band and made us all "audition" again?    How about the time when he got upset, threw his baton in the air and it got stuck on the ceiling.....  we all laughed so hard after that.     Then there was that time when he had that "surgery" because the Preparation H didn't quite kick in... and some of the guys in band gave him a bunch of jalapenos....  those were the best of times.

We will forever remember the banner that was sprawled across the walls of the Band Hall.... "We Try Harder" --  1 % inspiration... 99% perspiration." That's what Dan Schreiber expected of us, and that's what he got.

We're going to miss you, Mr. Schreiber.

Brenda Gloria, Bb Clarinet, John Jay Mighty Mustang Band '78

From the Associated Press News Wire- April 22, 1999

Man killed when Cessna crashes

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 63-year-old man has died in a small plane crash in south Blanco County just north of San Antonio, officials say.

Daniel Schreiber died when his Cessna 182 went down shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday about two miles west of U.S. Highway 281, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.  

Schreiber was the pilot and the only person on board. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

1977-1978 John Jay High School Marching Band
Services for Mr. Dan Schreiber

7pm Monday, April 26, 1999
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road. 210-521-2111

Funeral Service
10am Tuesday, April 27, 1999
St. Luke's Catholic Church
4603 Manitou Drive.  512-433-1330 or 512-433-2777

11:30am at Ft. Sam Houston