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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 41

(By Senators Jenkins, Plymale, Foster, Kessler (Acting President), Yost, Stollings, Klempa and Unger)

 

Recognizing Rhonda Smalley and the Cabell Midland High School Band for their exceptional accomplishments, dedication and for proudly representing its school, county and state.

    Whereas, Rhonda Smalley has directed the Cabell Midland High School Band since its inception in 1994, and it is under her leadership as a music teacher in Cabell County for the past 40 years, that scores of students have discovered the pleasure of musical performances; and

    Whereas, The Cabell Midland High School Band program has provided exceptional musical performances since its inception; and

    Whereas, The Cabell Midland High School Band has won 62 Marching Band Grand Championships and 6 Marshall University Tri-State Marching Band Championships; and

    Whereas, The Cabell Midland High School Band has earned superior ratings for 16 straight years; and

    Whereas, The Cabell Midland High School Band has twice been named the Marshall Univsersity Jazz Festival Honor Band and won a national first place award at the All-American Festival in Orlando, Florida; and

    Whereas, The Cabell Midland High School Band has excelled in-state as the featured band for four years at the Joyful Night program at the State Capitol and is an 8-time winner of the West Virginia Black Walnut Festival Honor Band award; and

    Whereas, The Cabell Midland High School Band has excelled across the country, performing twice for the President of the United States and receiving national honors at the Peach Bowl, Gator Bowl, Outback Bowl, Orange Bowl, Disney World, All-American Music Festival and Indianapolis 500 Parade; and

    Whereas, The Cabell Midland High School Band has excelled internationally at the Toronto Music Festival in Canada and has also performed in the Bahamas, Mexico and Belize; and

    Whereas, Under the direction of Rhonda Smalley, the Cabell Midland High School Band, is a shining example of what can be accomplished through dedication, commitment and teamwork; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby recognizes Rhonda Smalley and the Cabell Midland High School Band for their exceptional accomplishments, dedication and for proudly representing its school, county and state; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate congratulates each member of the Cabell Midland High School Band for their accomplishments and wishes them each a bright future ahead; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate extends its well wishes to Rhonda Smalley on the occasion of her upcoming retirement and thanks her for her dedicated public service; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Cabell Midland High School Band and to Rhonda Smalley.

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