By Stan Welch
The Anderson County Council officially recognized the Powdersville High School Marching Band at Tuesday night’s meeting. The band, in its first year of existence, won the State 1A South Carolina Band Championship in October. District Six Councilman Ken Waters presented the resolution, adding that to achieve such a goal in the school’s first year makes it obvious that the new school plans to make its mark.
“It’s going to be a tough act for them to follow, but I believe they will do it again,” said Waters. (The text of the resolution appears at the end of this story.)
In other business, the Council addressed the issue of the Gray Drive bridge in Williamston. (See related story elsewhere in this issue of The Journal.)
Council also gave final approval to a package of incentives to be provided to Project Paint, the code name for a business that is planning to locate in the area. An official announcement is expected in the near future, giving details of the economic development.
Second reading approval was given to an ordinance authorizing the waiver of the County’s right of first refusal on a tract of land at the airport industrial park. A company is seeking to purchase the land and build a 70,000 square foot facility there, but state law gives the County first right of refusal, unless otherwise waived.
Whereas, the Anderson County Council considers it a privilege to recognize those who have excelled in particular areas of personal achievement, especially the youth of Anderson County; and,
Whereas, Anderson School District One held a dedication ceremony and open house on Sunday, September 18, 2011, to open the doors of the new Powdersville High School and to the Anderson County community; and,
Whereas, the Powdersville High School Marching Band captured the 1A South Carolina Band Championship on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Spring Valley High School, northeast of Columbia; and,
Whereas, the Powdersville High School Marching Band have been excellently lead and directed by Leslie Phillips who has broadened the performers knowledge and execution of the musical and visual performances and refined their musical skills; and,
Whereas, the Powdersville High School Marching Band have developed a winning and cooperative spirit demonstrating a high degree of musical talent; the musicians’ performances and attitude reflect great credit upon themselves, their families, teachers and instructors; and, brings honor to the Powdersville communities and Anderson County; and,
Whereas, it is with great pride that the Anderson County Council and its residents acknowledge and commend the Powdersville High School Marching Band for their commitment to the arts; and, through relentless hours of refining their musical skills – brought the 2012 South Carolina 1A Band Championship title home to the Powdersville community and Anderson County; and,
Whereas, the administration, residents and the County Council of Anderson County are pleased to honor the Powdersville High School Marching Band for their individual and ensemble success:
Now, Therefore, it is hereby resolved by the Anderson County Council:
The Anderson County Council commends and congratulates the members of the Powdersville High School Marching Band for their outstanding performance; for exemplifying the youth of our community by winning the 2012 South Carolina Class 1A Band Championship title. We, the Council, extend our warmest wishes for your future endeavors.