Albemarle County Students Remember Music Teacher 'Mr.B'

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Students in Albemarle County are remembering their choir teacher after he was killed in a crash by an accused drunk driver last week.

Eric Betthauser, or “Mr.B” as students called him, was a music teacher at Henley Middle School and Western Albemarle High School.

Sunday, Western students performed live music at Pro Re Nata brewery in Crozet in his memory.

A group of girls from Western Albemarle and Albemarle High Schools performed the song "Landslide" in Betthauser's honor. Students say they saw him at least three times a week for choir practice

The students perform once a month at Pro Re Nata for the brewery's live music event on Sundays. They say it won't be the same without “Mr.B” in the crowd.

"There's no other teacher that I've ever been with in my 11 years of school that has made me feel so at home,” Anna Jo, a senior at WAHS, said.

"He respected me, I respected him so much and he would come to almost every single one of my gigs,” Isabel Bailey, WAHS senior, said.

Students also made memorials with flowers and signs outside Henley and Western. The schools say grief counselors will be available when students return Monday from the holiday break.

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