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Fran Shelton, retired HHS band director, inducted into Bandmasters Hall of Fame

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Fran Shelton, who led the Hendersonville High School band for 28 years, was inducted into the North Carolina Bandmasters Hall of Fame on Sunday, becoming the youngest band leader to be honored and the fourth woman.   Read Story »

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Longtime HHS band director gets new gig

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After 32 years as a high school band director, Fran Shelton was ready to take up music again — as a musician and not a teacher.   Read Story »

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HHS graduate shines on very big stages

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Brad Walker started out playing the clarinet in sixth grade band, but not because that’s the instrument he wanted.   Read Story »

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Upholding tradition, HHS band brings home gold

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Olivia Baer was stunned to hear her name called during Saturday’s awards ceremony after the Hendersonville High School band performance in the St. Louis Heritage Festival.   Read Story »

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WEEKEND TIPOFF: Mud, Mills River, Disney magic

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Playing in the mud and playing along the river — those are two different events — are among the events people can enjoy this weekend. Here’s a roundup:   Read Story »

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HHS band 'gives back' with free concert of Disney music

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Hendersonville High School musicians won’t have their hands out when they perform a concert of Walt Disney classics at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free and this time there’s no “ask.”   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

HHS band to premiere tribute to a musical friendship

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Carl Strommen played piano and trombone. Vincent "Vinnie" Stavish played saxophone and clarinet. They were good musicians as teenagers and their paths crossed on symphonic band stages. They became lifelong friends. When they married, the couples became friends, too.     Read Story »

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Shedding nerves, HHS band awes Carnegie Hall audience

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Hendersonville High School's symphonic band rose to the occasion at Carnegie Hall in New York City last week, bringing the audience of students and parents to their feet for an extended ovation.   Read Story »

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Oldies concert Sunday will benefit HHS Carnegie Hall trip

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Friends of the Hendersonville High School band are putting on a "Bands for Carnegie" fundraiser to raise money for scholarships for the band's Carnegie Hall trip this month.   Read Story »

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HHS band prepares for return to Carnegie Hall

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On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a hundred musicians are going over and over the pieces that they will perform in a month.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: HHS band rehearses for Carnegie Hall

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On a sunny Saturday afternoon, just over a hundred musicians are going over and over the pieces that they will perform in just over a month.   Read Story »

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HHS symphonic band grabs elusive gold in Atlanta

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The Hendersonville High School symphonic band has played at Carnegie Hall. It has played in the renowned symphony halls of Boston and Chicago. It has traveled to the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and California, and it has usually won the top prize.   Read Story »

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