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Roberson Band Students Lead at Biltmore
Roberson Band Students Lead at Biltmore
Posted on 11/01/2018
As the iconic 35' tall Christmas tree was delivered to Biltmore, Roberson High students led the way.
By: Benjamin Rickert, Communications Dept., and Laura Mitchell, Arts Education Specialist

On the heels of Halloween, the Biltmore Estate wasted no time in ushering in the holiday season. On November 1, the iconic 35-foot-tall banquet hall Christmas tree was ceremoniously delivered to the Biltmore Estate as hundreds of guests watched and cheered. Horses pulled the tree on a sleigh-like trailer featuring none other than a waving Santa Claus! Leading the way was the T.C. Roberson High School marching band, performing traditional songs and bringing holiday cheer to all.

"In the T.C. Roberson Marching Band, we embrace the importance of being part of something greater than ourselves each and every day," said Director of Bands Mr. James Kirkpatrick. "At our core is a belief that hard work and the sharing of our musical gifts will have tremendous power in bringing this community together. We experienced that today with this time honored tradition at the Biltmore."

Kirkpatrick is now in his twenty first year of teaching and fourth year at Roberson. Buncombe County Schools is honored to have the quality of our students and fine arts programs recognized by such institutions as Biltmore.

"We are beyond grateful and humbled for the opportunity," Kirkpatrick continued.

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin,, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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