GLASGOW — Several Glasgow High School graduates will soon be playing music or singing at the collegiate level.
Allison Mudd will be attending Campbellsville University this fall and received a full scholarship on her primary instrument — French horn. On May 16, she formally signed her letter of intent to perform at the collegiate level.
“Allison was a tremendous musical leader for the band program and will be majoring in Music Education at CU,” said Jonathon Holmes, director of bands at GHS. "Allison Mudd is an exceptional young lady and a tremendous asset to any organization. It has been a true honor and privilege to teach her the last five years.
“Allison's senior group has helped to lead this band to two state finals appearances in the last five years as well as straight distinguished concert band ratings every year since 2014, when this group of seniors was in middle school. They also represented the state of Kentucky at the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.”
Mudd said she is very excited to continue growing in music and “getting closer to my goal of being a band director.”
“I kind of always thought I would end up in music somehow,” she said. “But going into sophomore year, I decided I wanted to be a band director.”
The friendships she made while playing in the Scottie Band “will last a lifetime,” Mudd said. “They’re more than classmates. They’re basically family.”
Anthony Thompson, Joel Julian, Caleb Fudge and Noah Smith are all accepting musical scholarships, “and are excited about pursuing their musical endeavors,” Holmes said.
“Words cannot describe the tremendous legacy of excellence that this group of students will leave behind,” Holmes said. “They have paved the way for the next group of students to continue.”
Thompson plays the trumpet and will be attending Eastern Kentucky University.
“I’m very excited to learn how to teach children,” Thompson said, adding that he led a small section of the band for two years, “and I want to do that with an entire organization.”
Fudge, who plays the trumpet and will be attending Western Kentucky University, said he is very excited to grow as a musician and learn how to play other instruments.
Julian, who plays the euphonium and will be attending EKU, said he is looking forward to learning more about music and “how to teach it to other people.”
Smith will be singing in the choir at St. Olaf College, which is located in Minnesota, while he pursues a degree in music education. He said this opportunity has “changed my path in my education, and hopefully my life for the better.”