Supporters of the Pike County High School band plan to say goodbye to band members as they travel to New York City Nov. 8 to play in the annual Veteran’s Day Parade and the Twin Towers Tribute. Two charter buses will carry 71 band members from 7th to 12th grade, 27 chaperones and band director Chad Reynolds to NYC.
What an honor for not only the Pike County High School band students, patents and staff but for the Pike community. They just don't know how lucky they are to have such a fine hard working group representing them. Good luck with your performance, safe travels and take NY by storm and make you ask for sweet tea while you're there- you will love the look on their face.
I'm so proud of you guys!!! The band has come a long way since I was in the "Marching Red and Gray" back in the late 80's early 90's...we were able to go to Memphis to a band competition...but nothing like this!!! Show them PC style and let them know how we do it in the South!!! Good Luck!!!!
I am extremely proud of my son Jared and the entire Pike County High School regiment. They've all worked hard and will represent the great state of Georgia in a way that will make us all proud.
Denise Coffey - Band Booster Vice President
11/08/11 at 09:51 AM
I'm can never express my gratitude enough to all the business and individuals that helped us make the trip happen. We are so excited to go to NYC to represent not only Pike but the State of Georgia. And also the Pike County Journal for all of the Column's. Rachel at the Journal is an amazing woman and kept us in the paper week after week! My son Michael Sica is so excited for this day to be here!
This was the trip of a lifetime! Our students represented with such pride and honor in NYC. We were busy from the time we arrived on Wed. until we left Sat. night. We toured every inch of the big city. Some of the sights were overwhelming, such as the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Memorial pools. There are no words to explain the feeling of standing on that site. It was humbling. Pike Co. played their hearts out in the Band of Pride Tribute on Thurs as we all watched, smiling ear to ear. The parade on Friday was so exciting. The people of NYC were so welcoming and thankful to our students for coming to march their parade. The cheers and greetings could be heard block after block. Several hometown families made the trip to watch our Pike Regiment march the route. Our kids were beaming with pride as you heard the familiar southern drawl of our hometown fans cheering us along the parade route. Some even brought banners from home to display (as our Facebook photos show proudly). I am so thankful for the opportunity to go and chaperone this GREAT bunch of kids on this trip, and I look forward to many more with them all.
Charlotte Kendrick Gibson
11/15/11 at 02:58 PM
I am so proud of our Pike County young men and women for representing us in such a honorable way. I am so proud to say I am from Pike County and that those kids are many of my friends kids. Thank you to all who were involved in this venture. I want to say a special Thank You to Shea Hatchett for keeping us up-dated on the trip through Facebook. Your updates of the trip helped us share in the excitement and adventure our Pike County kids were blessed to partake of.
So glad that I could offer a little glimpse to our friends and family at home, of what we were actually experiencing in New York. I loved posting pics first thing in the morning for the moms that were anxiously awaiting the daily updates. Being a member of the marching band has really brought my daughter out of her shell this year. This is the best thing that has happened to her. She loves it!! I have to say that I love it just as much!! I have met some great kids this season, and some even greater parents that I am so proud to now call my friends. Looking forward to "four more years" with the Pike Regiment.
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