Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

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 .

SurfKY News
Information provided by Lora.Wimsatt

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

KSP To Partner with DEA for the National 'Take Back' Initiative

HENDERSON, Ky. (9/17/14) — The Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday,… Read More

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

GREENVILLE, Ky. (9/17/14) — The following fines were recently handed down in Muhlenberg District Court. Cody S. Allen,… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 5049

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 4804

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 3702

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2587

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 17, 2014 2408

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 2587

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 15, 2014 2324

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 2192

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 17, 2014 1745

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1070

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 15, 2014 1385

Owensboro Convention Center Announces…

in News by Madison Strobel
September 15, 2014 1067

Marian Retreat Oct. 18-19

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 14, 2014 1009

Come and Explore at Sister Trek 2014

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 15, 2014 943

Parking Committee Meeting Location Change

in News by Beth Cecil
September 15, 2014 464

Owensboro Man Charged With Burglary,…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 5049

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 4804

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 3702

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2408

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 14, 2014 2166

Three Injured in Single-Car Collision

in Top Stories by Robert LIttlepage

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06