EHS Spring Band Concert Also Salute to Wallace

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Published on May 4 2013 1:23 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Friday night's Effingham High School spring band concert was an opportunity for the band students to receive recognition for their performance this school year, but it was also an opportunity to salute departing Director of Bands Brad Wallace.

(BRAD WALLACE)

(BRAD WALLACE DIRECTS THE EHS CONCERT BAND FRIDAY NIGHT)

Wallace is leaving EHS to pursue graduate studies at the University of Illinois, which will include the chance to work with the Marching Illini.

(WALLACE ALSO DIRECTED THE EHS WIND ENSEMBLE DURING FRIDAY'S CONCERT)

In addition to performances by both the Concert Band and the Wind Ensemble, this year's students put together a video tribute to their years in band and to Wallace, and a group of Wallace's former students returned for the concert and joined to sing with the band "Hey Baby", long an EHS Band favorite.

Wallace's successor at EHS is yet to be chosen, but reports are that there has been much interest and many applicants for the position.