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Hope Kiwanis Hears From Hope School Band Director Julie Gladden

By Mark Keith, 10/2/19 9:02 AM

The Hope Kiwanis Club heard from Hope Band Director Julie Gladden on the first day of October.  Gladden is in her third year as band director.  She noted when she came there were about 50 students signed up for band from 5th grade to 12th grade.  She said they got to work and increased that number to 250 that first year and up to 350 this year.  The smallest band is the senior high band with 65 marching this year.  The middle school has 117 kids.  The beginner program is running 130.  She said in two years the high school will be marching 115.