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Morehead High School Band'
By Latala Payne GoDanRiver.com Published December 25, 2011
The room was packed during Tuesday’s Eden City Council meeting with proud parents, community members and educators at Morehead High School to watch a distinguished group of musicians receive a special recognition.
Each member of the Pride of Morehead High School Marching Band was recognized personally by Mayor John Grogan after Councilwoman Donna Turner read a proclamation outlining the band’s accomplishments. The band won a multitude of awards over the past year including grand champions for Classes 1-A, 2-A, and 3-A in the Northwest Guilford competition and grand champions for 1-A, 2-A and 3-A in the Ragsdale competition.
Grogan said, “I assure you that everyone in this room, especially the city council, is so excited to recognize Morehead High School’s marching band tonight…I know how proud all the parents must be. We did a good day’s work when we got this man (Sean McClure) in town.”Band Director Sean McClure said he wanted to thank the community for all its support.Click Here to Read More
The Pride of Morehead-Recognized by
The Rockingham County Board of Education
'A Cinderella Season'
By Latla Payne GoDanRiver.com Published November 6, 2011
There’s a reason the Morehead High School marching band has been dubbed the “Pride of Morehead,” and they proved it aga
Out of 12 bands in the 1-A, 2-A and 3-A divisions, the band was awarded first place grand champions at the Ragsdale High School marching band competition. Director Sean McClure contributes the band’s success in the past couple of years to hard work and attitude changes in the band and community.
“The sense of family is returning to the band community, the parents and the students,” he said. “They’ve made it up in their minds that we belong amongst any other outstanding band programs in this area and in the state.”
He said once he got to Morehead, he tried his best to make sure the students understood they were no different than anybody else and had what it takes to be successful.
“I told them if they do what I tell them to do and trust me, things are going to go well,” he said. “Things have grown at such a rate that people want to stay committed. Some people thought it was an overnight success, but it was nothing like that. These kids were ready to move forward when I got here, so that helped me a lot.”
McClure said the successes of individual students that he called “breakthrough moments” were also a huge factor in propelling the program forward. He said not everything to improve the marching band program happens on the field. Click Here to Read More
Please see files (below) from previous years for reference purposes.