Andrew Blair – guitar, mandolin, vocal Travis Hill – banjo, vocalist Hunter McClendon – guitar, vocal Katie Dollar – vocalist Matthew Blair – bass
These five performers are still full-time high school students at Cold Springs.
According to Brad Murray their Faculty sponsor, the band members are devoted to maintaining strong non-extracurricular participation at the school with high academic accomplishments and enviable personal conduct.
By all accounts, the two Blairs, Dollar, Hill and McClendon are maxing out the FFA Code of Ethics:
• Conduct themselves at all times to be a credit to the organization • Develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success • Make a positive difference in the lives of others • Dress neatly and appropriately for the occasion • Respect the rights of others and their property • Be courteous, honest, and fair with others • Communicate in an appropriate, purposeful, and positive manner • Demonstrate good sportsmanship by being modest in winning and generous in defeat • Make myself aware of FFA programs and activities and be an active participant • Conduct and value a supervised agricultural experience program • Strive to establish and enhance my skills through agricultural education in order to enter a successful career • Appreciate and promote diversity in our organization
As you might imagine, the band is receiving numerous inquiries asking for their appearance at events/venues large and small.
Prior to their gig at the 2017 Bownes Memorial Kids Variety Show, we were fortunate to gain insight into the band member's fascinating origins and developmental path to stardom in this interview.
For the full story including images and a stunning version of 'Fox on the Run', please see: http://cullmantoday.com/2017/01/30/cold-springs-ffa-string-band-interview/