Knox High School Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff was recently named to the Indiana State School Music Association Board.
“This group does support marching band competitions, solo and ensemble, jazz band, orchestra – all of those different competitive events that our kids in Knox flourish at,” said Ratliff. “This is the board that helps to organize those events and manage them.”
Ratliff explains how she was chosen for the position on the board.
“One of our Knox band directors had previously been on the board at ISSMA and when they were looking in Zone Three for an administrative representative, he knew that I had an extensive background in band and choir in high school and college. I am a music lover and it seemed to be a good fit as an administrator to help represent our area,” Ratliff said.
The marching band season is just around the corner. Knox Redskin Brigade Director Craige Phipps said full rehearsals will begin Monday, July 23.