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ADAIR Band takes State AAA Band Championship for 21st time!

And that's even more significant than the first one! There's a huge week ahead. With the Community Encore performance on Monday, 9 Nov 2015, and then another trip to the BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis on Thu 12 Nov 2015
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Compiled by Ed Waggener, CM
from information from Mark D. Harris, Donald Hare, and Shamarie Harper

It's been a huge week for the ADAIR Band. The bands Tradition of Excellence is now so routine it is sometimes taken for granted.

But, as Donald Hare points out in a submission this morning, each victory is a new reason to celebrate. The State Championship, Saturday, he notes, was the 21st, the most for any school in the state.

The band will present a Community Encore performance of its 2015 program, "Threshhold," at 6pmCT, on Monday night, November 9, 2015 at Blue Raider Stadium (checking on location; trying to remember what Craig Dean announced at City Council - EW).

That comes just three days before Band will go for another BoA National Championship on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 8:45pmCT, at Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S Capitol, Indianapolis, IN when Director Tom Case' community heroes take the national spotlight - again, on a now very familiar field.

For individual families, the latest State Championship creates another set of records - a family one. Families are now polishing their credentials to share the pride with relatives for numbers of members and numbers of titles family members have participated. It's now a multi-generational thing. Maybe we'll hear from more, but the significance of this phenomenon was brought out by Band Booster President Mark Harris at the Mon 2 Nov 2015 meeting of City Council.

It was a casual comment, but he shared how his immediate family have been a part of ACHS' Tradition of Excellence. The Harrises' daughters Kenra Leveridge (now Popplewell) and Bailey Harris have participated together, in five state championship, and Bailey in one BOA National title - and Thursday will be starting the quest for being a participant in a second Grand National title.

That's a hard record for any Band family to top, but maybe there are others which should be recorded, as well. If so, we'd like to hear about them, and share the stories with the greater community.

- EW

This story was posted on 2015-11-04 04:31:16
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Bob is Back. State AAA band trophy home now, in Columbia, KY

2015-11-04 - L.T. Smith Stadium, 1605 Avenue of Champions, Bowling Green, KY. - Photo By Donald Hare, ADAIR Band.
Bob is Back ADAIR Band Director Tom Case is in front with "Bob" mostly-resident-of-Columbia-traveling-trophy captured again at the State KMEA Class AAA Championship, and, at right, the plaque which will be a permanent resident of Columbia. It was the 21st time Adair County High School has won the State Title. That's not only a school record, it now a record for the State of Kentucky. Seniors above with Mr. Case, are, not in order, Seniors: Hailey Hare, Kieren Ussery, Bailey Harris, Brandon Breeding, Jordan Pollard, Josh Grant, Brittany Lee, Dusty Claiborne, Abby Rowe, Sam Boyd, Quentin Slaven, Shelby Franklin, Brittany Green, Lisbeth Medrano, Brittany Pike . - DONALD HARE, Adair County Marching Band.

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