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Thursday May 11th
Allen won the John Philip Sousa Award Sunday at the Collinsville High School
band's annual awards banquet. She posed with directors Heath Miller and Ron
Lewis won the band's Patrick Gilmore Award for undergraduates. Saxon was also
the band's only All-Stater this year. Chris Bertus won the Woody Herman Jazz
Award but was not present for a photo.
of the Crimson Cadet's future uniforms were on display Sunday at the Middle
2005-2006 band officers were in charge of the banquet program including reminiscing
about events this year and predicting the future.
CHS seniors are winding down their years as Collinsville Crimson Cadets. They
are L-R: Rustyn Vandeventer, Kacy Keith, Willie Horn, Amanda Allen, Eric Sirmon,
and Alicia Thompson. Senior Erica Duffy was not present.
senior had a poster signed by their friends and fellow bandsmen.
Allen's 2006 Sousa Award (at the top of the page) reminded me of this
1924 story of 3 Collinsville band students making the trip to Tulsa on
their bikes to hear John Philip Sousa and his band perform. My grandfather
(C.H. Wright) was the band director then, but I suspect he drove or took
the train to Tulsa to hear the famous band. -- Ted Wright --