Gallery: South Fulton Bands Showcase High-Stepping Routines

This weekend, Fulton County Schools brought its 15 high school bands together for an exhibition at Cambridge High School in Milton. Banneker, Creekside, Langston Hughes, Tri-Cities and Westlake all represented South Fulton County with high-stepping, show-stopping performances.

It’s not only a fun experience for the students, but also an opportunity to get exposure says Dexter Bailey, one of Creekside’s two band directors.

“It is our job as educators to make sure that we expose our students to as many musical opportunities as possible, this being one of them,” he said. In addition to school events, Creekside’s band actively participates in community events. And they’ll be performing this year as part of Bethune-Cookman University’s homecoming festivities.

This weekend, the South Fulton County high school bands took the audience on a musical journey through the ages with high energy dance and epic swagger demonstrated by each school’s drum majors.

Langston Hughes, under the direction of Chancelor Mills, performed a “Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire.” Banneker, under the leadership of Emanuel Johnson and Carl Beasley performed “Moments in Time” with Keonna Jones as drum major. Westlake High School got the crowd singing with “Hits from the Past and Present.” The band’s director is Cedric Young the drum major is Raquel Russell.

Creekside’s band, led by Dexter Bailey and Christy Creecy, performed “A Tribute to the Music of Brandy, Jill Scott, Lizzo and Ariana Grande.” The band’s drum majors are Deanold Williams, Dauqian McKay and Kaden Hamilton. And last, but certainly not least, Tri-Cities’ theme for the evening was “iconic Ladies of R&B.” The school’s three drum majors are Ajalay Franklin, Juan Creech-Dallas and Tade Tyson. The band’s directors are Dr. Tarik Rowland, Sr. and Kendrell Kelly.

The community came out in a big way to support the students who participated in Saturday’s exhibition. Creekside’s Bailey says there are lots of ways the community can continue to support these talented students including water and gatorade donations and funds for new equipment.

Banneker High School
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Creekside High School
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Langston Hughes High School
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Tri-Cities High School
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Westlake High School
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