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Band director to retire after 20 years at JHS

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The band director at Jonesboro High School had his last show ever Thursday night.

Steve Warner has been the director for 20 years at JHS and is going to retire.

Warner said he's had a great time with students and has gotten to do some amazing things like march in Bill Clinton's second inauguration and even travel to Hawaii for a Pearl Harbor ceremony.

“We were just really proud to represent this Pearl Harbor survivor and the kids learned a lot of history and we had a good time,” he said.

Warner has taught for 38 years and throughout his career he has always kept one thing in mind when it came to students.

“When I first started teaching, I had a superintendent that really stressed that all kids can learn,” he said. “If you can reach those students and motivate them they can do for you.”

Even though Warner hasn't always been at Jonesboro High School, he's always been a Region 8 resident.

“I started my teaching career in Hughes, Arkansas, small school, and taught there for 7 years” he said. “Then, I taught for 3 years in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and then I taught for 8 years in West Memphis, Arkansas.”

Those who attended the last concert were also able to write down memories they had with Warner.

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