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Paragould Band 1935-present

Director of Bands Timeline

  • 1935-1940: Charles Moorehead (5 years)
  • 1940-1942: John Lavin (2 years)
  • 1942-1943: Constantine Johns (1 year)
  • 1943-1944: Martha Highlander (1 year)
  • 1944-1946: No Band during World War II
  • 1946-1948: Martha Highlander (2 years; 3 total years)
  • 1948-1951: Bill Hulce (3 years)
  • 1951-1966: John Cooper (15 years)
  • 1966-1970: Don Jones (4 years)
  • 1970-1973: Dan Woodward (3 years)
  • 1973-1977: Doug West (4 years)
  • 1977-1985: Mark Anderson (8 years)
  • 1985-1991: Richard Bishop (6 years)
  • 1991-2008: Trey Reely (17 years)
  • 2008-present: Richie Williams (10 + years)

Sweepstakes Award Receipients - ASBOA's Highest Honor

29 TIME RECEIPIENT!

  • 1981 - Mark Anderson & Bob Bidewell, directors
  • 1982 - Mark Anderson & Bob Bidewell, directors
  • 1983 - Mark Anderson & Bob Bidewell, directors
  • 1984 - Mark Anderson & Bob Bidewell, directors
  • 1985 - Mark Anderson & Bob Bidewell, directors (5 years)
  • 1993 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 1994 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 1995 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 1996 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 1997 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 1998 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 1999 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 2000 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 2003 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 2004 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 2005 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 2006 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 2007 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors
  • 2008 - Trey Reely & Terry Hogard, directors (14 years)
  • 2009 - Richie Williams & Jennifer Chitmon, directors
  • 2010 - Richie Williams & Jennifer Chitmon, directors
  • 2011 - Richie Williams & Timothy Hendrix, directors
  • 2012 - Richie Williams & Timothy Hendrix, directors
  • 2013 - Richie Williams & Adam Hollenbeck, directors
  • 2014 - Richie Williams & Shawn Crawford, directors
  • 2015 - Richie Williams, Billy VanDelinder, & Tyler Hart, directors
  • 2016 - Richie Williams, Billy VanDelinder, Aaron Stickley, & Michael Fletcher
  • 2017 - Richie Williams, Billy VanDelinder, Aaron Stickley, & Michael Fletcher, directors
  • 2018 - Richie Williams, Billy VanDelinder, Josh Mobley, & Carlos Serna (10 years and counting...)

Paragould Band 1950 - 1989

Check out the photos added from 1950 - 1989 in the Photo Gallery. If you have photos you would like added to the photo gallery, please attach to an email and send to: rwilliams@paragould.k12.ar.us

Paragould Community Band - ca. 1890

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Front Row: J.B. Avera, Bob Cupp, Doc Maddox, Dick Morring, John Glasscock, Earl Tansil, Bill Trice.

Back Row: Dr. R.C. Grizzard, Director, Bore Osborn, Peck Long, Campbell Bell, Dr. F.C. Johnson, R.W. Meriwether, Newt Beard, Frank Keefe, Red Tansil, Sid Johnson.