The Jefferson Post is to be graciously commended for their coverage and support of the ACHS Festival of Bands. This event is the primary fundraiser for the band and a trademark well known throughout our region. Thank you to the businesses that sponsored this year’s event without your support, it would not happen.
October 6 marked the annual Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools High School Band Jamboree, an exhibition of the bands from across the school system. At this event, I sat among a large group of professionals with Masters and Doctorate degrees who administrate schools of high populations. At least one principal from each of the ten performing schools was present at the event, along with the superintendent and Assistant Superintendents. In retrospect, I always thought Forsyth County Schools had administrators who were so distant from their students because of the vast population in the schools and communities. I was blatantly incorrect. These principals and superintendents are absolutely involved in their schools’ band programs and are willing to travel distances to see their respective schools perform. I now have utmost respect for Forsyth County Schools.
The ACHS Band plans to compete this weekend in Patrick County, Virginia, and will perform in several parades throughout NC in the upcoming months. Parental, school, and community support is greatly appreciated at all of these events.
Thank you again, Jefferson Post, for not losing sight of the arts program and supporting Ashe County High School’s most award winning student organization’s, the Husky Vanguard Marching Band.