Retiring Woodbridge High choir teacher is celebrated by family, friends and students


If Ron Soderwall’s tenure as choir teacher at Woodbridge High School could be likened to a beautiful piece of choral music, this weekend’s retirement party marked the final coda.

Hundreds of supporters celebrated Mr. Soderwall’s time at Woodbridge and his entire 40-year teaching career on Saturday during a surprise farewell party in Irvine. As the Orange County Register reports, the guest of honor thought he was about to see a performance of “Lights on Broadway 3” before he was surrounded by a throng of current and former students, including some of his first graduates from the class of 1970.

To read the story in the Orange County Register, and to view photos of the event, click here.