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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Despite Pandemic Impact, Highlander Band Director Remains Optimistic


Last updated 8/5/2020 at 9:34am

Highlander Band performed at football halftime shows in fall of 2019

Stephen Cornelius had big plans to grow the Lake Wales High School Highlander Band, and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Now starting his second year as director, Cornelius is trying to remain optimistic about the band's future. Cornelius had to cancel marching band camp this summer, but he said marching is still part of the curriculum.

Cornelius will be teaching only at Lake Wales High and Janie Howard Wilson Elementary this year, as his recent intern from Warner University, Meagan Delacerda, will be taking on his duties at Bok academies North and South.

"We're headed in the right direction...

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