CHAPTER 730

FORMERLY

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 26

APPOINTING THE SUSSEX CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND AS THE OFFICIAL STATE OF DELAWARE BICENTENNIAL BAND.

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, the First State, should have an Official Bicentennial Band to participate in the principal events of the Bicentennial Year; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware is proud to be the home state of one of the outstanding school bands in the United States - the Sussex Central Junior High School Band; and

WHEREAS, the said Sussex Central Junior High School Band in competition with high school bands and in national competition has won a national reputation as one of the top school bands in the United States in recent years; and

WHEREAS, in 1973, the Sussex Central Junior High School Band received a National Freedom Award for its excellent performance; and

WHEREAS, in 1973, the Sussex Central Junior High School Band was selected as the honor band for the inauguration of Governor Sherman W. Tribbitt; and

WHEREAS, this remarkable band is the only junior high school band in the nation to be on the honorable mention list of Ruffles and Flourishes in the top twenty national band rankings; and

WHEREAS, since the Sussex Central Junior High School Band moved into prominence in 1970, it has won 35 first places in difficult competition with scores of other bands; and

WHEREAS, the outstanding record of the Sussex Central Junior High School Band qualifies it for recognition and appointment as the Official State of Delaware Bicentennial Band.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 128th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that the Sussex Central Junior High School Band is herein formally appointed the Official State of Delaware Bicentennial Band.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Joint Resolution, suitably prepared, be delivered to the principal of the Sussex Central Junior High School as the official notification of this appointment.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that additional copies of this resolution be prepared for distribution to the bandmaster and members of the band as tokens of the appreciation in which this band is held by the people of the State of Delaware.

Approved June 3, 1975