HHS Band to present annual Car Show!

HHS Band to present annual Car Show!
Posted on 04/23/2019
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Annual Hickory Car Show features "May the 4th Be With You!”

Saturday, May 4, 2019, sets the stage for Cruizin to the Beat, Hickory High Band’s annual car show, with this year’s event including a Star Wars theme. Free to the public, the car show event takes place from 10:00 am to 2:00 PM on the campus of Hickory High, with an exhibit of automobiles representative of the ages.

This year’s Star Wars themed event, “May the 4th be with you,” will include a costume contest for all ages with a special appearance of Princess Leia from Once Upon a Time Entertainment. Additional entertainment includes a visit from Lightning McQueen (with photo opportunities for children), HHS Pep Band, HHS Drumline, HHS Color Guard, On-site DJ - Rich from Tradewinds Mobile DJ, and Zeb Spencer, American Idol contestant, who will perform at 12 PM.

Car registration starts at 9:00 am on May 4th for $20 with gates opening to the public at 10:00 am. Early car registration is available for $15 online: www.hickorybands.com. 

In case of rain, the car show will be scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. At the close of the show, awards will be given in various categories including: Director’s Choice, Principal’s Choice, Superintendent’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice.

Sponsors are still invited to participate. Current sponsors include Paramount Kia, Steve White Motors, Hobby Town USA, and Jim Armstrong Subaru. Concessions will be available for purchase and the car show also offers gift item raffle tickets and a kids’ corner with games, activities and face-painting.

Four HHS senior band students including Grecia Hernandez-Luna, Quintin James, David Henry, and Weston Edens, joined their band teacher, Justin Beebe, as guests of Beverly Snowden, HPS director of communications, for a recent interview with Hal Row, host of WHKY First Talk Radio. They shared the news of the upcoming car show and reflected on their personal journeys. To listen to the audio of the interview, copy the following link: http://www.hickoryschools.net/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx…

Grecia Hernandez-Luna is the Head Drum Major of the HHS Band, a position she has held for the past two years. According to Beebe, Grecia is a very talented student leader. “She was instrumental in navigating the transitional period when I first came in as the new band director and she excels as a leader because she anticipates needs and solves problems proactively,” said Beebe. “Grecia is a positive role model for all students, and holds herself and others accountable to the high standards of our band program. Additionally she is a very bright and personable student who will be very successful in nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University in the fall.”

Quintin James is the band’s Percussion Captain and he has been involved with band leadership for two years. He has studied percussion since he was three years old. Quintin gained much of his experience through the Piedmont Percussion Program (P3). “Quintin is a very dedicated musician who spends a great deal of his free time in the band room practicing during lunch, before school, and after school. He always goes above and beyond to help other students, and is a very positive role model, both as a musician and in terms of character,” said Beebe. Quintin plans to pursue a career in music and he will study at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

David Henry, the horn section leader, has been on the band leadership team for two years. “David is a young man of many talents who excels academically as well as in band. He is also a very talented artist,” said Beebe. “Much of our promotional material for the Car Show includes drawings by David. He has also been commissioned to create pieces of art in the past.” Henry plans to pursue a major in Industrial Design at Appalachian State University.

Weston Edens is the saxophone section leader and is a dedicated member of the band, said Beebe. “In addition to playing the saxophone, Weston also plays on the golf team and is a very strong student. Weston plans to pursue his interest as a ship captain upon graduation from the Maine Maritime Academy, where he will begin his studies this fall,” added Beebe.

For more details, contact Justin Beebe at Hickory High: beebeju@hickoryschools.net

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Hickory High Band Director and four seniors join Hal Row at WHKY to share about the upcoming CAR SHOW! (seated): Grecia Hernandez-Luna (standing, L-R): Quintin James, David Henry, Justin Beebe, Weston Edens, Hal Row.

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