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Letter: Tooting their own horn

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Have you or anyone else been to the Mathews home football games recently? Well, if you haven’t you have really missed something great! Not only has our Mathews High team won; the band was outstanding as well! Congratulations to our team and a big "Thank You" to their coaches, Paul White, Tommy Dutton, Raymond Ewell and Willie Love. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to our athletes. As for the band, well, they have really come a long way. The last two halftime shows were fantastic. We have two great band directors that have joined the Mathews school district last year. They have really worked hard and it has shown. Wayne Fillingim is the high school band director and Courtney Smith is the Thomas Hunter band director. You may want to consider attending a concert and hear how well they are doing. I promise that you will not be disappointed. We would like to give a big "Thank You" to our band directors. Your hard work ...

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