Honored In 2016
As a legend in the JHS Band arena, Mr. Val Rose enjoyed a large crowd of former band students at the EWOS event in 2016. His former students also surprised him by naming him an Influential Indian. Mr. Rose established a state-wide recognized band program in Jacksonville during his 13 years as band director, and to this day is still in contact with so many former students who credit him with instilling inspiration, confidence, and pride during their high school years. Many of his former students are now band directors as well. Gail Wheat Colwell led a group of band students as they presented Mr. Rose this award.