Members of the Orrick High School band surround director Jason Moll, who had his head shaved after challenging the band to place first at Carrollton Band Day, something it hadn’t done in over 10 years. The band not only brought home the first-place trophy, but had its drum line place second. (Photo by David Knopf/Richmond News)

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.


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