1998 Regular Session
By: Representative Weathersby
House Resolution 14
(As Adopted by House)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL BIG RED BAND FOR WINNING THE STATE 3A MARCHING CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, on November 1, 1997, at the Second Annual Mississippi Marching Band Championship, the Florence High School Big Red Band won the State 3A Marching Championship in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, participating in several competitions during October, the Big Red Band was rated Superior in the categories of Band, Guard, Drum Major and Percussion in the West Jones Marching Classic; and
WHEREAS, the Florence High School Band also traveled to Foley, Alabama, to compete in the White Sands Tournament of Bands, rating Superior in Band, Guard and Drum Major and placing overall sixth out of 22 bands; and
WHEREAS, on October 18, 1997, the Big Red Band once again received all Superior ratings, this time in the Mississippi State Marching Festival at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, the Superior ratings consistently earned at the competitions during October earned the Florence High School Big Red Band an invitation to participate in the Mississippi Marching Band Championship; and
WHEREAS, in addition to being awarded the State 3A Marching Championship in Hattiesburg, the Big Red Band was also named the Best in Class Color Guard and the Best in Class Drum Major; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various members of the Big Red Band in recognition of their fine performances, including the naming of Superior Drum Major Casey Israel and Superior Guard led by instructors Tara Harper and Debbie Barronat at the West Jones Marching Classic and the White Sands Tournament of Bands; and
WHEREAS, the Big Red Band has been well-instructed and inspired by Director Mark Hudson and Assistant Director Jeane Seal, who have broadened the members' knowledge of music and refined their marching skills and execution; and
WHEREAS, the Big Red Band has developed a winning and cooperative spirit, and their activities and attitude reflect great credit upon the individual members and their directors and bring honor to Florence High School; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives of this state to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced by the youth of our state, who are its future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Florence High School Big Red Band and Director Mark Hudson and Assistant Director Jeane Seal for winning the State 3A Marching Championship at the Second Annual Mississippi Marching Band Championship.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Florence High School, Director Mark Hudson, Assistant Director Jeane Seal and the Capitol Press Corps.