One faithful member of the Rocky Mount football support staff won't be on the sidelines this season.
Rocky Mount High School band director Hosea Brower has retired from Nash-Rocky Mount Schools after 20 years at RMHS and over 30-plus years of teaching music across the state.
Brower replaced the much-beloved John Sykes as the band's director in 1990 when Sykes retired and Brower came over from then-Edwards Junior High.
So the Gryphon band has had just two directors in 40 years. Too bad football coaches don't have that type tenure.
Brower will be sorely miss by the Rocky Mount faithful.
But worry not, a new man is on the job.
Dominique Reynolds, who comes to Rocky Mount High from the Richmond, Va. area, has taken over for Brower. We hope Reynolds can continue the tradition of fine marching bands at RMHS.
And one more thing.
Someone will have to teach him how "I'm so glad I go to Senior High" goes!