Band appreciates community support

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I am writing to express my sincere thanks to this community for its support of the LaRue County High School Band. The last two weeks’ congratulatory messages, gestures, and events associated with the Band of Hawks’ State Championship have been heartwarming for both members and staff. God has blessed this organization tremendously.

I am grateful for the public support of LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner and Mayor Terry Cruse. To the businesses who have sponsored the band financially, purchased ads and displayed marquee messages congratulating the band on the recent success, I say “Thank you!” 

To Hodgenville United Methodist Church: I am thankful for the reception held in honor of our students. Numerous other churches recently purchased poinsettias from the band, which directly supports the band’s pursuit of excellence … thank you. 

To the numerous citizens, band alumni, LaRue County teachers, staff and administration who have shown support in countless ways: I am indebted! 

To The LaRue County Herald News: the coverage of our students has been absolutely amazing! Thank you.

To the band parents who have worked so hard: thank you for transporting, assembling, designing and organizing all the equipment, props, etc.

To the band students: thank you for the number of hours, amount of work and commitment to excellence you have displayed. 

Finally, to the Band of Hawks staff and Mr. Gene Hoggard: thank you for the innumerable ways you make this organization (and me) better.


Jaime Smith

Director of Bands

LaRue County High School Band