Adamsville High School Band grand Champions McNairy County boasts two of the top five high school marching bands in the state of Tennessee for 2018 with Adamsville High School winning their second consecutive Grand Championship at the state final competition on November 3, 2018. The achievement marks their 11th state championship in all, second consecutive championship, and first championship win in Division II. The band is led by Band Director David Stevens who served as assistant band director for several years before becoming head director. Upon returning to Adamsville after the competition, students received a special police escort to the school with family and friends welcoming their return with cheers. 34 MCNAIRY MAGAZINE McNairy County recognized best Community for music education McNairy County Schools was recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as one of the Best Communities for Music Education. Kerry Radcliffe (pictured left) is a music teacher who was recognized as Selmer Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year for 2018.
McNairy Central Band Top 4 in State The McNairy Central High School BandCats came home as 4th overall out of 24 bands, winning 2nd Place Guard, 3rd Place Drum Major, and 4th Place Percussion in the state final competition in 2018. Many alumni said the 2018 band is the best Bobcat Band they’ve seen. The MCHS BandCats have a stunning record under the leadership of band director Ryan Foret. The students work incredibly hard throughout the year to hone their skills and create phenomenal performances both on and off the field, from their marching band season in the fall to their winter and spring concerts. MCNAIRY MAGAZINE 35