City Council honors Red Raider Band

Bamberg City Council members honored the 2008 Class- A State Champion, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School Marching Raider Regiment Band with a dinner at Dukes Barbeque in Bamberg.

Bamberg mayor Alton McCollum and each Councilperson in attendance congratulated the band members and band director Michael Miller on a job well done.

Mayor McCollum, who directed Bamberg-Ehrhardt high School to several state championships during his many years as band director had high praise for the back-to-back state champions.

“You are a great band, I can hear you from my house practicing all those long hours during the summer and fall, you did an outstanding job, and are to be commended,” Mayor McCollum said.

After a delicious meal of barbeque and fried chicken, Bamberg City Council members presented each band member with a certificate of appreciation that read.

“In recognition of your valuable contribution as a member of the 2008 state band champions, city of Bamberg, signed Alton McCollum.