Posts by Cheryl Jackson

Joan Harvene Holt McPherson

Joan was a long time librarian at the Prattville Library. Whether in the little trailer or the beautiful new building she got to christen, she loved her library family and reading to the children of Prattville during Story Hour.

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The Cost of Kevin Burr

The past four years have been costly to Sapulpa Schools, much of that cost cannot be measured in dollars. The morale of teachers and staff, the loss of incredible educators who could no longer work under fear and intimidation, student achievement, the tarnished reputation of our city can’t really be put into dollar figures. However,…

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Chieftain Band Wraps Up Superior Year!

The old saying “Practice Makes Perfect” rings true for students in Sapulpa’s Instrumental Music Program. April winds down a year that has been marked with Superior ratings for every form of band music from marching to jazz to solos and includes even the youngest musicians. This year has been nothing less than stellar in every…

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Sapulpa Bands Take State With OSSAA Double Sweepstakes

Directors Craig Amendt, Michelle Barnes and Kevin Mozarko have a little rearranging to do at the George C. Brite Band Hall. The walls are already too full of awards to accommodate the hardware the instrumental music department brought home last week. Scoring higher than any other 6A-II concert bands in the state, for the first…

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Sapulpa Band Performs and Crowns Queen

Monday, March 7, Sapulpa high school and junior high band students held their winter concert and coronation. The High School Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, High School Jazz Combo, and High School Wind Ensemble all performed compositions they will be taking to contest this spring. Band Coronation also took place that evening. Students selected representatives from…

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Brothers Earn Scouting’s Highest Rank

In a ceremony attended by their family, Troop, and friends, Gabriel Jackson and Kaden Jackson celebrated their achievement of the Boy Scouts of America Rank of Eagle Scout at Camp Okiwanee. They were honored to have 8 other Eagle Scouts present. Silver Beaver, Bart Bartlett emceed the Court of Honor. Both boys joined Cub Scouts…

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Chieftain Band Places at Renegade Review

  Saturday October 10 – The Sapulpa Chieftain Instrumental Music Department (aka Big Blue Band) was at it bright and early on a Saturday morning once again. Students and directors were at the George Brite Band Hall at 7am putting the final touches on the show “I Vow to Thee” before travelling to Union High…

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Chieftain Band travels to Nightrider Invitational

Saturday, October 3—Students of the Sapulpa Instrumental Music Department were up before the dawn and doing last minute run a through before heading down the turnpike to their first competition of the season. They performed an exhibition show for the community the night before. The marching competition at Mustang High School is always the first…

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