By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
The regular meeting for the Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) on Tuesday, March 19 was attended by approximately 70 parents, facility, administrators, school board candidates and local officials.
Item number four captured the attention of the audience as well as the members of the Board of Trustees. Nicole and Jim Paslay, DISD band directors discussed the tremendous progress the band has made during the 2012-2013 school year. The increase in the number of band students and the increased retention in students have caused a need for additional instruments for the students. The Paslay’s will begin a campaign to ask for used instruments to be donated as well as a rent-to-own plan for students who are interested in participating in the marching Golden Wolves. Nicole Paslay has plans to add a 10 member color guard team to the marching Wolves. The addition of the color guard will take the Dalhart High School (DHS) to the next level of competitions. “We (the band) are marked off for not having a color guard,” explained Jim Pasley. The color guard team would be open to all students and they would not be required to play an instrument, and would receive physical education credit for their participation.
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