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SHS saying farewell to Mr. Ferguson
Blue Devils band director heading to Seattle
While working on cataloguing music before he leaves his position as band director at Statesboro High, Joe Ferguson gets a big hug from senior flutist Rebecca Rigdon, 18, Friday in the band room. Says Rigdon, "He's helped us in more than just band. I don't even talk to my parents as much as I talk to him."
Joe Ferguson stays in touch with his own middle school and high school band teachers and many former students. So after five years as band director at Statesboro High School, he’s not going to slip away without a trace.“That’s why when anybody here says, ‘You’re leaving and you’re never going to talk to us again,’ I tell them, I’m only moving 3,000 miles away; I’m not dying,” he said over boxes packed with his belongings in the band room. “I plan on keeping ties with all the friends I’ve made here.”Ferguson and his wife Ashley are moving to Seattle.
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