CHS alumni band forms; first performance is Oct. 18

Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM.

"Although we have no idea yet how many alums will be in attendance, over 800 invitations have been sent out to former band members," Fountain said.

Fountain, a class of 1979 member who was a band captain and played first chair tuba, said alumni band organizers look forward to helping celebrate the Big Red Machine's 75th anniversary.

"This recognition has special significance because the first band in Crestview was also the first public school band program in the newly formed Okaloosa County," Fountain said.

The Big Red Machine Alumni and Friends Association "will strive to raise funds from private resources through the means of alumni band members and other citizens who wish to see the benefits the band program provides our young people continue," the group stated in a press release.


Crestview High School band or band staff alumni are invited to join the new Big Red Machine Alumni & Friends Association. Contact Al Aplin,, 305-7122 or Graham Fountain,, 830-0002.

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