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Mr. William Pharris


William Pharris retired from band director service after 32 years of an esteemed career. His most recent positions were at Hardaway High School in Columbus, Georgia and at Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia. His Hardaway Band was selected to perform at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Both the Hardaway and Norcross Bands were presented the Louis Sudler “Flag of Honor” Award by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Mr. Pharris is the only director to have been awarded this honor twice and at two differebt schools. Additionally, Mr. Pharris was awarded the Bandworld Magazine’s “Legion of Honor” in 1996.

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