By DAVE McMILLION
About 30 North Hagerstown High School band students met with School Superintendent Linda Barkdoll Thursday morning to express concern about the band in the absence of band director Noel T. Kunkle and to show support for the longtime leader of the group.
Some of the students had signs bearing messages of support for Kunkle, Barkdoll said.
The students did not want to know why Kunkle was absent, Barkdoll said. The students said "we trust him and need him for our band program," Barkdoll said.
Kunkle has not been at school for about three weeks, but school officials have declined to say why he has not been at work.