Symphonic Band Performs at SCMEA Conference

Congratulations to our Symphonic Band for a fabulous performance at the SCMEA Professional Development Conference. I’ve never seen an SCMEA audience that large at any high school concert… standing room only! Hundreds of colleagues have spoken, emailed, or posted on Facebook how much they enjoyed the concert and how well the group performed. This is no surprise to me… we have great band members who have terrific work ethics. I am so pleased that their hard work paid off! BRAVO!!!

Blazer Band Awarded Silver Medal in the SC 4A State Finals

I am so very proud and happy for the members of the Blazer Band for an outstanding season! My heartfelt thanks go to our designers and writers including Jeff Fackler, Mathew Smith, Jason Frith, and Kevin Piner, as well as to the great teachers and motivators I get to work with every day… Mathew Smith, Leah Corde, Brian Wargel, Jason Frith, Ryan Johnson, Kevin Piner, Melissa Jones, Morgan Bostick, and Zack Tally. Thanks also go to Dale French and Bailey Walker, who were with us when time permitted. Thanks to the dozens of parents who worked behind the scenes that made all of this possible. I’m reluctant to name names because I know I’ll forget someone, but the band, staff, and supporters know who you are. We are grateful. Kudos go to all of the other great bands. John Pruitt at Fort Mill has one of the most amazing bands in the country; Ken Turner at River Bluff runs a Class Act with an awesome band; Mark Yost and the Northwestern Band were just terrific; and hats off to James Barnes and Jonathan Burbank and the Blythewood Blue Legion for such an incredible band, as well as all of the other great 4A Finalists. We were fortunate to be among them!