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Jefferson band director resigns

April 10, 1998

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson High School band director David Wilson resigned Wednesday.

Wilson, 52, had been band director since the school opened in 1972.

His retirement is effective Aug. 1.

Wilson declined to comment Thursday on his reason for resigning.

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted 3-0 to accept his resignation.

Wilson's wife, Rebecca Wilson, a member of the board, stayed in the meeting room when other board members went into an office for an executive session on a personnel issue.

She abstained from the vote on her husband's retirement.

Board members said they plan to move quickly to replace Wilson. Assistant Band Director Rob Perks will oversee the program until a replacement is found.

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"The band program is an important component of the curriculum. We recognize the talent and commitment the students bring to this program. It is their efforts that have made the music program at the high school one of the most successful in the state," said board President Peter H. Dougherty.

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