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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bates County Nostalgia Band honored first official retiree

On Monday, July 31, the Bates County Nostalgia Band honored our first official retiree, Billie Dines. The band presented Billie with a plaque & dedicated a Gershwin medley to her.

Billie, along with Larry Haney, Joyce Guffey & Dana Arnold are founding members of the band. Bill Tetley, Billie's high school band teacher, was the founding father & first director of the band 33 years ago. 

Billie, who faithfully attends the concerts proudly wearing her Bates County Nostalgia Band shirt, is definitely missed in the trombone section, but we do believe she is enjoying her new role as president of our fan club!!

Thank you Billie for all your years of dedication, for sharing your talent, and for being our friend! We love you ❤️