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Superintendent Saylor to Conduct Spring Concert

conductorDAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (5/8/14) — Owens Saylor, Superintendent of the Daviess County Public Schools district, will serve as guest conductor at the 2014 Spring Concert 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, on the front lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Frederica Street.

The Spring Concert will feature the orchestras of Apollo and Daviess County high school. The Superintendent will conduct the performance of “My Old Kentucky Home.”

Saylor, a former high school band director and a member of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra board of directors, said music and arts are valuable elements of a student’s overall education experience. “The arts inspire an appreciation for life and the beauty around us,” Saylor said. “The arts provide the highest level of intellectual and creative brain development.”

“Band is a unique area within the high school curriculum. There are many challenges to fostering a successful band program that require the support and understanding of administrators at all levels to meet and overcome,” said DuWayne Dale, director of bands at Daviess County High School. “We are fortunate to have that support within the DCPS district. Beyond that, it is invaluable to have a superintendent who not only appreciates and supports music programs, but, having been a band director himself, truly understands the operation of high school bands and how to provide the environment necessary for them to thrive.”

“Instrumental music provides a unique opportunity for the teacher and student to participate as one,” Saylor said. “What an experience.”

Kevin Callihan, director of bands at Apollo High School, said, “The DCHS and AHS band programs are fortunate to have a superintendent who has the knowledge, ability and understanding of musical concepts to make music with our students. This is an invaluable experience for our children. Typically, administrators show their support for a program by being present at performance events and speaking on behalf of the program. In our case, Mr. Saylor can show support for the performing arts in Daviess County by sharing his musical experiences and expertise with our students. As a band director in my first year of teaching, I am blessed to have a superintendent who attends band rehearsals at Apollo and has the ability to offer specific musical and pedagogical suggestions.”

Saylor is completing his second year as superintendent of the DCPS district. Under his leadership, DCPS has been named a ‘Distinguished’ district, the highest classification on the state’s Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All accountability assessment.

“I have been so impressed with the outstanding community support of our schools and arts education throughout Daviess County,” Saylor said.

Our media partners are invited to share this story about a Superintendent demonstrating a unique form of leadership. For more information or to schedule interviews with Supt. Saylor, our high school band directors or band students, contact public information officer Lora Wimsatt at (270) 852-7000 ext. 215 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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