The "Little Million Dollar Band"
In August 1955, the Hickman County Band was organized by Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. Guy. Before they married, each of them had been band directors - so when Hickman County hired Mr. Guy as the band director, they got two for the price of one. Within four months they played their first Christmas Concert with sixty-five members in the concert band. Only 4 students had played an instrument before the band was organized (two cornets, one clarinet, and one French horn).
That spring on April 26th and 27th, 1956, the band from Centerville went to Peabody College for their first Concert Competition Festival sponsored by the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association. This was the organization's 17th competition festival. Of the 31 bands in the contest, Centerville was one of only four bands winning the Superior "A" rating, and only one of three bands to earn a Superior "A" rating for sight reading that year.
The next fall on October 18, 1956 the "Little Million Dollar Band," as most people had tagged them, marched and performed with 65 members at the ball game with a fantastic show wearing their new uniforms. "Pappy & Mammy" Guy, as they were fondly known by their students, had a seventeen straight year record of Superior "A" ratings at contests in Middle Tennessee. They believed in each student giving their best and putting their best foot forward. For the inaugural year of the Hickman County Marching Classic band contest the Grand Champion Trophy was named in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Guy.
(To be updated as more information is received.)
2018 - Present Ed Medford*
2010 - 2018 Chuck Gilbert*
2009 - 2010 Chuck Gilbert* ; Theresa Holonich
2007 - 2009 Chuck Gilbert*
2002 - 2007 Bryan Henson, Greg Gunther
1994 - 2002 Bryan Henson; Chuck Gilbert*, Greg Gunther
1993 - 1994 Bryan Henson; Kelly (Smith) Medford
1992 - 1993 Bryan Henson; Ed Medford*
1987 - 1992 Bryan Henson
1983 - 1987 Fred Barlow
1981 - 1983 Bill McClanahan
1979 -1980 Mike Williams
1966 - 1968 Charles Kirkpatrick
1959- 1962 Kenny Graves
1958 - 1959 Charles Wood
1955 - 1958 Herbert A. Guy
* = Hickman County High School Graduate
Annual Band Awards
(Students that have received these awards to be listed soon:)
Special Awards & Accolades
2019-2020 Band Awards Video
Concert Band Awards
2019-2020 Concert Band Awards
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2019 - 2020 Highlights
2018 - 2019 Highlights