Marchin’ Cats Reunion and Celebration March 28 – 29

| January 25, 2014

Valdsota High SchoolVALDOSTA, GA – A reunion of Marchin’ Cats, band staff, Band Boosters and supporters who participated during the years that Frank Butenschon served as Director of Bands, 1962 thru 1977.

“Mr. B” and his wife Susan were instrumental in transforming the existing traditional high school band into the nationally ranked organization that represented Valdosta so well. The legacy of their leadership has never left the lives of the students, both from the past and through to the current program. Marchin’ Cats new and old will be gathering from all over the country to honor the couple and to reconnect with each other.

The reunion will take place at the Valdosta Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center and is $60.00 thru January early registration for the entire weekend.

For additional information, contact Karen Lyons Pierce at or 229-300-0345.

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  1. George Watson says:

    Hi I would love to attend but will be out of town however I will say up from the late 70’s though the 80’s VHS had a band !! A great band but as time went on and I’m sure it’s because of enrollment along with cost for students to be in band and maybe they lost the fire to want to be in band, not sure but the uniforms and loss of majorettes which I can remember when they had almost as many majorettes with batons as they do entire band members now! The music went south and it’s never gotten back to where it was !
    Nothing against the kids there now, I love them all but it just isn’t the Marching Cats of 70’s and 80’s so I’m sure these alumni had a lot to do with building what the 70’s and early 80’s put on the field !