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Hardaway High School Band Collection (MC 347)

Historical Note

The 180 piece Hardaway High School band was selected to represent Georgia in a Bicentennial Band competition in June 14-17, 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The director of the band was David Gregory.  The band received $25,000 in state funds to finance its trip. The band played for an hour in the State Capitol after receiving the grant.  The Symphonic Band also played at the annual conference for Instrumental Conductors in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in February 1976.

Scope and contents

This collection consists items surrounding the Hardaway Band's selection and trip to Allentown, Pennsylvania for the Bicentennial Band.
1976                                                            1 box (1 l.f.)

Permission to publish

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Hardaway High School Band Collection (MC 347)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Box 1

Newspaper clippings from the Columbus Ledger and the Allentown, Pennsylvania newspaper concerning the Hardaway High School Band's selection and trip to the Bicentennial Band Competition, June, 1976
A recording of the Hardaway High School Symphonic Band in the 20th Annual Southern Instrumental Conductors Conference in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, February, 1976