Though they are small in numbers, East Marion High School’s band is determined to grow. According to Band Director Orlando Ratliff they have about 25 students playing winds and percussion instruments and about 12 dancers and eight auxiliary members who consists of color guards and majorettes.
To have a successful band program you need family, community and administrative support, Leslie Fortenberry says.
And the Columbia High School band director said she is very proud to say she has all of the above — not only for her personally but also for the entire Wildcats squad.
How do you make family genealogy more fun? Add a Southern twist to your detective work.
The Columbia Marion County Public Library will be hosting two podcasters who do just that on their show called ““The Mysteries of Family Histories.”