By Senator Bedford
Enrolled, SJR76,COMMENDING THE FAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVANCED BAND ON WINNING THE NATIONAL COMPETITION AT THE SMOKEY MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL.
WHEREAS, the Fayette Middle School Advanced Band of Fayette, Alabama, participated in the Smokey Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, during April 29-May 1, 1999, winning its first national competition and placing first in the Class M Concert Band competition with straight superior ratings; and
WHEREAS, the only middle school band to receive a superior rating, the Fayette Middle School Advanced Band, under the tutelage of its band director, Melissa McCrady, contributed immeasurably to the competition with its stellar presentation of such well-known pieces as the "Flying Tigers Concert March," "On the Rising Winds," and the "Lincoln Celebration Overture"; and
WHEREAS, making a lasting impression on its countless fans, the members of the Fayette Middle School Advanced Band include: Lindsay Benton, Rebekah Blackburn, Ashley Dunn, Amy Fulmer, Jenny Fulmer, Jana Holsonback, Signey Morrison, Sarah Newman, Cathy Sprinkle, and Brandy Warren, flute; Karisa Fulmer; bassoon; Krystal Johnson, Amanda Kizzire, Valerie Locke, Brittney McCollum, Crystal McCool, Tesha Price, Ashley Ray, Katy Robertson, Corey Sanderson, Linesha Sims, Laurel Stoner, Kendra Wilson, Ashley Young, and April Nelson, clarinet; Tiffany McCaleb and Patrice Patton, bass clarinet; Eric Bobo, Shanna Nalls, Amanda Owens, Roan Tumaneng, Matt West, and Chris Willingham, alto saxophone; Jonathan Silas, tenor saxophone; Emily Ellis, Beth Newman and Jessica Richards, French horns; Crystal Avent, Deidre Collins, Danielle Couture, Tabitha Fulmer, Heather Gaddy, Matt Gallups, Natalie Kizzire, Keith Posey, and Brandy Price, trumpets; and
WHEREAS, further, Stephen Campbell, Casey Humber, David Perry, Marcus Redmond, and Adam Smalley, baritone; Will Etheridge, Ashley McDaniel, Robby Sanford, Aaron Seigel, Coley Tucker, and Ricky Webb, trombone; Daniel Carter, Seth Morris, and Billy Starnes, tuba; Zach Chism, Tyler Eads, Neil Harkey, Matthew Kerr, David Lowe, Shane Morrison, Keith Burroughs, Jennifer Cobb, Darrell Rigsby, and Dwayne Rigsby, percussion; and
WHEREAS, offering pride and pleasure to area citizens, the unparalleled success of the Fayette Middle School Advanced Band is due not only to the hard work and devotion of its members to succeed in their musical efforts, but also to dedicated parents and the support of the school administration; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we hereby commend the Fayette Middle School Advanced Band of Fayette, Alabama, on winning the National Competition at the Smokey Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and do further direct that a copy of this resolution of sincere praise be presented to Band Director Melissa McCrady for appropriate school display.