7294 Andrew Jackson HW
Cerro Gordo, NC 28431
Agency’s Mission Statement
The band itself does not have its own personal mission statement, but the school it belongs to does: West Columbus High School — where students learn in today’s world and lead in tomorrow’s society. West Columbus High School will be a school of excellence where students are prepared for life-long learning, productive work, healthy living, and responsible citizenship in a global society.
Agency’s Goals and Programs offered to Clients/People Served
The agency’s goals are to provide a healthy atmosphere for its members to improve musical, self-disciplinary, and leadership skills, and offers multiple musical ensembles throughout the school year (marching band, pep band, drum line, concert band, jazz band, and community band).
Agency’s Impact on the Community
The West Columbus HS Band has provided a productive, creative outlet for the area’s youth. Many of the brightest students at the school are involved in the band and find fulfillment in the close, family-like atmosphere that being in the band provides. Mr. Nickerson and his band have also brought recognition to the school’s and county’s names through its continued presence at competitions such as Band Beat, and the Jazz Band’s performance at the Governor’s inauguration.
- Help organize the music library
- Work at band camp