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Jim Smith Houston Band Tribute

Organized by: Marc Ramsey

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February 27, 2016

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THE STORY:

Over the course of 25 years, Mr. Smith built the Houston band program from scratch to become one of the premier programs in the Mid-South, if not the country. In the process, he made an incredible impact on the lives of thousands of students, a great many of whom consider him a formative influence on their lives.

We believe that his dedication to all of us should be recognized and remembered as an inspiration to those that follow. Please help us fund a bronze plaque with his likeness and a short tribute to be mounted in the band rehearsal room. The 12x16" plaque will feature a 6" bronze bas-relief portrait of Mr. Smith similar to that shown in the images. The text will read as follows:

James Russell Smith Rehearsal Hall

Jim Smith built this band. He cared truly and deeply about the music, the marching, and the championships, but above all, the kids. He taught respect, loyalty, and discipline, and sent thousands of graduates into the world with musicianship, confidence, and enthusiasm for excellence.

Director, 1991-2016

$3,085

 

154% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Rachel Pressler Randall

     

  • JB Stettler

     

  • Justin Ryan

     

  • Michelle Whittaker

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carmen (Collins) Clark

     

  • Steve Danielson

     

  • Courtney Pugh Northcutt

     

  • Shannon Looney Carraway

     

  • Jennifer Bush

     

  • Amy Hausmann Dyer

     

  • The Carpenters, Lee, Tom, Thomas and Michael

     

  • Will Cunha

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Kim Cunha

     

  • Matt Wigton

     

  • Folse family

     

  • Erika Henton

     

  • Rachel Lin

     

  • Ryan & Kim Miller

     

  • The Swansons, Rob, Debbie, Michael & Matthew

     

  • Martha Boyd

     

  • Jim, Kathleen, & Virginia Boyd

     

  • Lynn, Elizabeth, and Braden Jensen

     

  • Mia Young

     

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  • Thomas and Sean Richert

     

  • Robyn Fischer

     

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  • Paul Wolfard

     

  • Sara Schmidle Erskine

     

  • Mandi George

     

  • Brooke Grandberry

     

  • Alicia M. Guadagno

     

  • Michelle Ticer

     

  • Jaime Burling

     

  • Marc Ramsey

     

  • Mary, Jack and Andy Wagner

     

  • Hillary Hynes

     

  • Carrie Nazzaro Davidson

     

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Nick Roberts

     

  • Cherisse and Matt Hixson

     

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  • The Brillaud Girls: Renee, Michelle, and Nicole

     

  • Alecia (Simmons) Sorrells

     

  • Robert Gronauer

     

  • Jeff Sellers

     

  • Suzanne Schmidle

     

  • Helen Hawkins Grant

     

  • Laura Beth Miller Ramirez

     

  • Amy Urban

     

  • Cory White

     

  • Erin Williams Weekley

     

  • The Lindquester Family

     

  • Lindsay Kimbley

     

  • John and Erica (Lewis) Perkins

     

  • Diane & Michael Wigton

     

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Organized by

Marc Ramsey

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Diane & Michael Wigton

Diane & Michael Wigton

First may I say you have been such a great asset to Houston High School and the fabulous band program you created. It has been wonderful knowing such a great person who gave so much to so many people in helping them find who they are and where they wanted to go in life. Our son Matt Wigton's life was so influenced by you & all that you showed to him that he was possible of achieving. We wish you the very best as you go into another chapter in your life. May you always be blessed with the best that life hands you. Congratulations Mr. Smith & thank you !! 2 years ago

John and Erica (Lewis) Perkins

John and Erica (Lewis) Perkins

From 2 grateful alums- we wouldn't have met if we hadn't been on staff at Band Camp together. Thank you Mr. Smith, for the guidance, the fun and the memories. 2 years ago

Lindsay Kimbley

Lindsay Kimbley

To My greatest mentor 2 years ago

The Lindquester Family

The Lindquester Family

Thank you for the unforgettable experiences and for the nonstop support and direction you gave to Eric, Will, and Abby. 2 years ago

Erin Williams Weekley

Erin Williams Weekley

2 years ago

Cory White

Cory White

2 years ago

Amy Urban

Amy Urban

So happy that the goal was exceeded! Maybe the extra can go to the party?! 2 years ago

Laura Beth Miller Ramirez

Laura Beth Miller Ramirez

Thank you for everything, Mr. Smith! 2 years ago

Helen Hawkins Grant

Helen Hawkins Grant

This donation is also in memory of my brother John Hawkins who, like me, enjoyed every single minute of being part of Jim Smith's band program. 2 years ago

Suzanne Schmidle

Suzanne Schmidle

2 years ago

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