From Fannin to Philly: FCHS Band Represents with Pride

By Darrin Conner, Fannin Focus Band Correspondent: Over 100 band members from Fannin County High School spent their Thanksgiving Day marching and playing in the “Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.” They spent two days in New York touring the city, which included attending both a Broadway and Off-Broadway show: Something Rotten and Blue Man Group respectively. Then it was off to Philadelphia for a few days where the itinerary incorporated excursions to Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Liberty Bell to mention a few. Students had the opportunity to experience the…

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Fannin Varsity Wrestling takes 3rd at Cherokee Duals

By Jason Banks, Fannin Focus Editor The Fannin Rebels have been hard at work on the mats and in the gym, and their efforts earned them a third place team showing at the Cherokee Duals, Saturday, November 19.  The Rebels relentlessly pursued victory match after match, beating West Hall 48-18 and then absolutely man-handling Riverwood, 60-12.  Sequoyah gave the Rebels some great competition, but Fannin continued their winning ways with a 54-30 win over the Chiefs.  In the final pool, the Rebels won a nail biter against Meadowcreek (46-42) before…

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FCHS Band to March in Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia

By Jason Banks, Fannin Focus Editor First held in 1920, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade has a vibrant legacy as the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in America. The parade was created by Gimbel Brothers Department Store for the children and residents of Philadelphia. After Gimbel’s closed in 1986, WPVI-TV/6abc stepped in to continue the holiday tradition that signifies the official arrival of Santa Claus in the “City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.” With the support of corporate sponsors, 6abc has been producing the parade ever since and it now…

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