Fall 1978 - spring 2012


LAST UPDATED  1/25/2013  11:00 PM

Large group photo courtesy Ron Johnson.


  1. BulletUPDATES:  Century Club, Membership, Performances  Posted 1/26/2013

  1. BulletVERY NICE GROUP PHOTO at the aforementioned new band site.  Good looking group.  Posted 1/26/2013

  1. BulletCONGRATULATIONS to the Asheville High School band for their excellent performance at the presidential inauguration.  They also were Grand Champion Band in the concert competition.  More information is available at the Asheville Citizen Times website.  Posted 1/25/2013

  1. BulletNEW BAND SITE:  New director Greg Franklin has a new official band site for current band members.  You can find it at this address:   Posted 8/7/2012

  1. BulletGRADUATION  Congratulations to the band Seniors.  You have done Mitchell County proud.  Thank you for all you have done for the band, we love you.

                  Samantha Adams - Flute

                  Corinna Cruz - Clarinet

                  Sabrina Ledford - Clarinet

                  Denver Ellis - Trumpet

                  Martin Frady - Trumpet - Drum Major

                  Thomas Vance - Trombone

                  Haley Ward - Drums/Colorguard


  Updated 5/27/2012

  1. BulletNEW DIRECTOR NAMED  Congratulations to Greg Franklin, Mitchell High Band and Pride of the Mountains Alumnus has been named director of the band beginning with the 2012 - 2013 school year.  Mr. Franklin has impeccable credentials (WCU graduate) and will make Mitchell County proud.  Updated 5/21/2012

  1. BulletCONGRATULATIONS to the graduating seniors of the Mitchell High School Band of 2012:

          Samantha Adams - Flute

          Corinna Cruz - Clarinet

          Sabrina Ledford - Clarinet

          Denver Ellis - Trumpet

          Martin Frady - Trumpet / Drum Major

          Thomas Vance - Trombone

          Haley Ward - Colorguard / Percussion

  1. BulletANNOUNCEMENT: It is with a sense of sadness and excitement that I am able to announce to you my impending retirement from teaching at the end of May.  I have been blessed to be allowed to teach the children of Mitchell County and I will never forget the kindness shown to me during these last 29 years.  Mitchell County will soon be under the direction of only the fourth band director in school history.  Thank you to all current and former students for all of the memories, and to the wonderful parents, boosters, colleagues and friends who have helped and supported these students.  Thank you and God Bless you all.  -  Tim Drum  3/29/2012


  1. BulletCONGRATULATIONS TO Dr. Tim Babb of Mountain Heritage High School.  Dr. Babb will be retiring this year after many years of service to Yancey County.  3/29/2012

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  1. BulletTWITTER:  Follow the Mitchell High School Band on Twitter.  @mitchellband   Updated: 12/15/2011

  1. BulletFACEBOOK FAN PAGE  Please become a Facebook fan of the Mitchell High School Band, it is a great and easy way to keep up with events and announcements.  Updated: 12/15/2011

  1. BulletALUMNI  Band Alumni, please go to and join the discussion group ‘Band Alumni” and your appropriate graduating class.  Updated: 12/15/2011

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All photos courtesy Stephanie Drum unless otherwise indicated.

ESTABLISHED 1978                                       BAKERSVILLE, NC

Welcome to the online home of the Mitchell High School Band Alumni.  You have accessed the most complete source of information concerning the history of our band on the internet.  Feel free to browse and offer suggestions.


Greg Franklin

Bowman Middle:

Sharon Drum

Harris Middle:

Laura Cole

Booster President:



Mark Woody

Muffy Dayton

Dr. Pam Pittman

Drum Majors:

Jenny McKinney

Stacie Stewart

Previous Directors

Tim & Sharon Drum Roger Caldwell

Carla Anderson

Special Mention:

Spider Pig