Monday, September 19, 2016

“Faithful & True Hearted” Played by Band for First Time in 33 Years

“Faithful & True Hearted” was played by the Worth County High School Band for the first time in 33 years in front of the residents of the Worth County Care & Rehab Center Friday during the Homecoming Parade. It had long been a mainstay for Worth County since the 1950’s, but after long-time band teacher Kenneth Thompson left after 1983, the score was lost and Worth County subsequently adopted the “Notre Dame Victory March,” still in use today. But with the advent of technology, people were able to recover the music and lyrics to the song and the Worth County Community Band put together an arrangement. Alumni in recent years had lobbied for the song to be restored and sang the song annually at the alumni reunion in summer. This year, Julie Capps, the new band teacher, put together the song for the band to perform.

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