I enjoyed the article about Joe Gollehon, first band director at Independence High School and VADAR award winner.
As my old bandmates at Galax High School will recall, he was also our director temporarily.
The GHS band director had resigned and Gallehon agreed to fill in until a permanent director could be found.
Not only was he an excellent band director (and a superb trumpet player) but also a genuinely nice person.
We were fortunate to have him for part of the 1957-58 school year.