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Eighty-three teenagers telling summer vacation stories, banging on drums and blowing trumpets doesn't phase Haskew Smith.
He's used to the kids who “maybe cut-up in other classes, but do well with tactile, kinesthetic learning,” the band instructor says.
Smith is finishing the last hem measurements for band uniforms, and the students have just come in from marching in the blistering August heat.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.