GRAVES BAND LEADERS - The Pride of Graves County, along with nine other marching bands, competed Saturday, Sept. 24, at the 2011 Storm Classic at Hopkins County Central High School. Graves County placed first in class 5A and first overall to be named Grand Champion. The Graves County Band’s Color Guard and Percussion also placed first in class 5A at the competition. The band will perform Oct. 1 at the Vanderbilt Marching Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. This year’s show is entitled “Looks Like Rain.” The Graves County Band is directed by Jeff Williams, with assistants Craig Fuqua and Ellis Shelby. To learn more, log on to www.prideofgravescounty.org. Pictured here holding awards for the 2011 Storm Classic, from left, are color guard section leaders Maryssa Crook and Danielle Elmore, field commander Mitchell Rollins, color guard section leader Sarah Norton, and percussion section leader Cody Beyer.
GRAVES SENIORS AT STORM CLASSIC – Pictured with the Grand Champion Trophy from Hopkins Central High School’s 2011 Storm Classic Band Competition Sept. 24 is the Graves County Band’s 2011 senior class. This senior class has helped the band place in the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association’s Marching Band semi-finals twice, the only two times in the school’s history, in their four, or five, years in the marching band. The seniors are, from left, (front row) Sabrina Parrish, Stephanie Morgan, Sarah Norton, Cheyenne Wagner, Emily Yarbrough, (back row) C.J. Elliott, Cody Beyer, Zach Shafer, and Nick Johnson.