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Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Receives Band Director of the Year Award

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A band director at Buckhannon Upshur Middle School has received a high honor.

Andrew Scott has received the National Bandmaster's Fraternity Band Director of the Year Award for West Virginia.

Scott found out about the award during the school's moving up ceremony.

He has worked in the school system for 37 years, and is retiring.

"Just been able to touch a number of students with the gift of music, the love of music. I've been able to teach and mentor some terrific kids with wonderful talent. It's been just an exemplary band program through the years," Scott said.

Scott said he plans to continue his music profession in some way during retirement.