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City honors state band champions

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Brazil City Mayor Ann Bradshaw declared November Northview Marching Knights Pride month Monday following the Knights' Indiana State School Marching Association Class B State Championship Nov. 1. On hand for the celebration included (front, from left) band member Michael Ball, Bradshaw, Northview Drum Major Erika Matson, band member Brian McCluskey, (back) band members Logan Watkins, Allison Brown, Northview Band Director Bob Medworth, and band members Nick Brown, Ben Stealry, Jessica Metz and Ali Healt. [Order this photo]
In honor of their 2008 Indiana State School Marching Association Class B State Championship, Brazil City Mayor Ann Bradshaw declared November Northview Marching Knights Pride Month Monday.

The proclamation recognized the "hard work, sweat and undoubted dedication to the Northview Marching Knights," as well as honoring Medworth, Ruth Ann Medworth, Rusty Bottomly and other staff members, parents, grandparents and family of NMK members.

It also offered a special thanks to Jess Redifer for driving the Northview Marching Knights' semitruck for the past 15 years.

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The Marching Knights is a wonderful organization. I was one a very long time ago, the first year of Northview to be exact and the band was the first group of people to rally together in the middle of a somewhat forced consolidation. Winning our first competition, that was only a parade was a huge accomplishment and the support from the community and the welcome homes made all of the hard work worthwhile. KUDOS to Mr. Medworth for keeping the tradition going :)

-- Posted by gingersnap13 on Thu, Nov 13, 2008, at 6:09 AM

I too was in the Northview band, the very first year,(as well as the Brazil HS band for 2 years before that!) and can say that Mr. Medworth has a way of teaching band students to work together (even in a new, unwanted consolidation!) to accomplish something great...to set a high goal and work hard to accomplish it. That is an awesome task to learn...especially these days... and I will always appreciate the effort that was put into making the band program...by parents and the community alike.. to make it a wonderful experience for the students. Because of the discipline I learned to exercise then...I am sure that my life would not have been the same without it.

Keep up the great work of inspiring young, impressionable minds to make a positive difference in our community, Mr. Medworth. We applaud you for over 30 years of doing that!

As we used to say in band, way back then..."Hoyge!"

-- Posted by MoralsOrMoney? on Fri, Nov 14, 2008, at 9:16 AM

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