While this may not be the first band at Fairmont School it was certainly one of the first. See how many of these gentlemen you can name. Mr Ponish (back row, center) is the director and taught with his wife at Fairmont School for many years. Thanks to Mrs. Sandra Mitchell for allowing us to use this photo which includes her father, Woodrow Smith (back right).

Others are Willie Broox Webster (drums), Wilton Baxley (violin, rt. of Webster), Curtis McGirt (clarinet), Milton Teague (back row, left, with trumpet), Dan Inman (beside Teague), Daniel(?) Traynham (with saxaphone, rt. of Ponish), and C. P. “Jack” McGirt (with baritone).

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