PHS Band alumni drummers needed for practice, performances

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Majorette alumni perform in the 2012 Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival parade.
Majorette alumni perform in the 2012 Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival parade.
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PRESTONSBURG — The third annual reunion of all Prestonsburg High School majorette alumni is being planned for Oct. 11 and 12, during the Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival.

The festivities will begin Friday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, in Prestonsburg, where the group will meet, greet, eat and practice in preparation for their performance later that evening, during the PHS football game.

The group will proceed to the football field, where they will practice on the field, then enjoy a meal in the band room before the game. A group picture will be made before the game, and participants will be introduced prior to their performance. After the halftime performance, the group will enjoy the game from a reserved section in the stadium.

New t-shirts are being purchased, and all who wish to participate will need to purchase one. For more information, contact Carol Jo Clark May at (606) 874-2244 or (606) 226-2565, or by email at caroljo@mikrotec.com.

The next day, the group will again meet at the church at 10 a.m., for breakfast, practice and float decoration, prior to the afternoon parade. Alumni will perform in the parade, and those who are unable to perform can ride the float. Those who wish to ride the float in the parade can meet at the church or at the parade starting point at 2 p.m.

Family and friends of deceased majorette alumni are welcome to join the group in the parade. Anyone interested in doing so is asked to contact any participating majorette alum or to call Carol Jo Clark May at (606) 874-2244 or (606) 226-2565, or email her at caroljo@mikrotec.com.

All alumni are asked to contribute to the Elizabeth Frazier Scholarship Program. Checks, written to the scholarship, can be mailed to P.O. Box 396, Allen, KY 41601. Donations to the alumni group will also be appreciated.

Following the parade, the group will end the evening with a 6 p.m. banquet at May Lodge, in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Old uniforms and memorabilia will be on display, and group and other pictures will be taken, and videos of the weekend’s and other performances will be shown.

Prior to the reunion, practices are held 3 p.m., Sundays, on the PHS football field, or at Allen Baptist church in the event of rain.

PHS Band alumni drummers are needed for both the game and parade performances and are asked to attend the Sunday practices. Drummers will be able to perform from a seated position at both the game and parade.

Letters have been mailed or emailed to those for who addresses are available. Addresses are still needed for the following:

• Vera Baldridge Brock, 1950-51

• Emma Lee Rice, 1953

• Patty Smith, 1959

• Brenda Kay Hicks, 1961

• Carleen Sue Patton, 1967-68

• Debby Burchett, 1968-69

• Lisa Johnson, 1979-80

• Malesa Hicks, 1982

• Jennifer Gilbert, 1982

• Beth Horn, 1987

• Clyde Preston Lewis, 1990

• Amy Lewis, 1992

• Angel Stephens, 1997-98

• Tonya Estep, 1997-98

• Bethany Smith Briscoe, 1995-98

• Rachel Rae Justice, 1995-98

• Stephanie Hicks, 1998-2000

• Valerie Ratliff, 2000

• Robbie Risner, 2004

Interested alumni or anyone with address information may contact Carol Jo Clark May at (606) 874-2244 or (606) 226-2565, or by email at caroljo@mikrotec.com.

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