By David Knopf/Richmond News
Jason Moll, the band director in Orrick, is a betting man. His latest wager was a very close shave, but he and his musicians were all winners.
Moll’s band competed in the annual Carrollton Band Day contest last Saturday, and he challenged the 35 band members from grades seven to 12 to do what they hadn’t done in at least a decade: Come home with the first-place trophy.
“He’d made a little bet that he’d let the band shave his head if they won,” Principal Scott Archibald said.
That’s just what happened. The Bearcats’ band placed first in Division I-A and second in drum-line competition – just a week after the drum group began practicing.