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Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 7, 2006
CHS Band Banquet
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Amanda 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 above.
Saxon 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.
Samples of the Crimson Cadet's future uniforms were on display Sunday at the Middle School Commons.
The 2005-2006 band officers were in charge of the banquet program including reminiscing about events this year and predicting the future.
These 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.
Each senior had a poster signed by their friends and fellow bandsmen.
Amanda 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 --