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SHS Band Director to retire after 34 years

After 34 years, Shelbyville High School Band Director Russell Smith will retire.

“It was something that I’d always wanted to do,” Smith said. “I saw the impact my high school director had on kids. I went to IU, studied music education there and was lucky enough to get a job right out of college at Seymour.”

“Seymour was a great place,” he said. “I learned a lot. I worked with one of the best directors of bands I’d ever met, and he just happened to be a Shelbyville High School graduate. His name was Steve McGrew.”