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  • A special supplement to...

    Our Annual Salute to the Springtown Area

    Chamber of Commerce

    WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2012

    Spotlight

    Springtown EpigraphThe

    J.B. Perry

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  • Page 2 SPRINGTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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    Leader of the Band: Perry is Springtowns Man of the YearMan Of The Year

    BY EDWIN NEWTONJ.B. Perry remembers 1988

    like it was yesterday. Only 42 people got on a bus

    headed for a Springtown High School band performance. That included the entire band, Perry, the director and a cou-ple of other sponsors. To say the band was small was an un-derstatement.

    In subsequent years, Spring-town and its band grew by leaps and bounds. In Perrys heyday as director from 1989 until his retirement in 2005 -- the band topped 150 students.

    The city grew as well not only in size but in appreciation of its award-winning Sound of Springtown marching band.

    That love affair has spurred Perrys devotion to his town, his church and the Springtown Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Its that devotion, based on years of community service, that led to Perrys nomination as Springtowns Man of the Year during the Chambers recent awards banquet.

    Perry said it is an honor to be recognized for giving back to a community he loves.

    I am thrilled to be a part of a Christian community that has family values, he said. Its be-cause of God so I would like to praise Him for the opportunity He has given me.

    Perry is a member of Whos Who Among Americas Teach-ers. He received the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award in 2003 and the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award of Excellence in 2005. He is a member of sev-eral Texas educator and music associations.

    He has also served as mu-

    sic minister for First Baptist Church of Springtown for

    more than 15 years. His time in Springtown began

    in 1988 when he took the job of PLEASE SEE PERRY, PAGE 3.

  • assistant band director for the SHS band.

    Perry said he was almost im-mediately impressed with the quality of people he came into contact with.

    I was excited to be here, he said.

    But as for the band program itself, there were some doubters. Years of Division I ratings and trips to state competition were still several years away and far from reality.

    A lot of people back then didnt think the band would ever be that great, he said. I hired Robin Hidrogo to be my assis-tant director. There were only two of us, but we set goals to start at least 100 beginner band students per year.

    Another goal was developing a band that could actually excel at regional and state competi-tions. In 1990, the band was able to earn its first UIL Sweepstakes Award in school history.

    We had wonderful students who wanted to work hard and we had administrators who en-couraged and supported us, he said.

    Eventually, success became part of the bands resume.

    Under Perrys tutelage, the band advanced to area march-ing competitions seven times as well as the Texas State March-

    ing Band Contest in 2003. The SHS Honors Band ad-

    vanced to area competitions four times and to the state con-test twice, finishing 8th at State in 1996.

    The band was also honored when it was chosen to march in the Independence Day Pa-rade in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 1997.

    For the past five years, Perry has served as director of Spring-town ISDs Fine Arts Depart-ment. In that position he over-sees the departments budget and its instructors.

    Perry said his philosophy of life is really rather simple: do everything with passion.

    We should give it all we have, he said. I dont believe God honors sloppy preparation or sloppy work. One of my fa-vorite verses of scripture is Co-lossians 3:23, Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

    The main thing is to do Gods will while we are here on this earth whatever it is, he said. That includes our family, our career, etc... every-thing. If we consider what we are doing as our calling from God, we wont have a problem with the commitment and pas-sion it takes to do the task.

    Perry said he feels God has

    b l e s s e d him with much. He said he is thank-ful for his wife, E r m a , daughter, J e n n i -fer, son, B r y c e and three g r a n d kids.

    H e f e e l s hes also b l e s s e d to live in S p r i n g -town.

    I love the small t o w n c o n s e r -v a t i v e values, he said. P e o p l e are not afraid to talk about their love for God. We have G o d l y l e a d e r s in our school system who really want whats best for our kids. I

    was proud to raise my kids here.I dont believe in luck, he

    said. I believe all of us are here

    for a purpose. We must always remember to give God the credit and the glory.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Springt o wn chamber of commerce Page 3

    INDEX to the advertisers in this sectionA-OK Auto Supply .........................................................25Adrians Pet Care Ranch ..............................................12Alley Cat Pest & Termite Control, Inc............................23At Home Roofing ............................................................4Azle Dental Care ..........................................................21Azle Eye Care ...............................................................22Azle Manor ...................................................................16Azle Vision Source .........................................................6Azle Western Wear .......................................................29Baxter Hearing Specialists, LLC ...................................32Beach Bum Tans...........................................................21Beer & More, Tobacco Alley ............................................7Brace Chiropractic & Wellness Center, LLC .................28Brightside Boutique ......................................................28Chicken Express .............................................................6Cliffs Auto Service Center ............................................ 11Comet Cleaners ............................................................10Cross Timbers Golf Course ..........................................14Dauenhauer Contractors, Inc. ......................................20Davidson Restoration & Reconstruction .......................12Diamond B Roofing ......................................................28Eagle Crest Villa ...........................................................15Exxon Tiger Mart ............................................................2

    Fidelity National Title ......................................................8First Baptist Church of Springtown ...............................19First National Bank of Weatherford ..............................31Garcia Lawn Service ....................................................26Garretts Springtown Drug ............................................19George Conley, Parker County Commissioner .............29HealthFirst - Azle ..........................................................23Highland Furniture ..........................................................8Hilltop Family Church ...................................................12Hopwoods Tax Service & More ....................................25Howells Western Cafe .................................................25J&E Air-Conditioning & Heating, Inc. ............................20James Wood Neighborhood Autos ...............................27Larry Don Murphy, DDS .................................................5Larrys Carpet ...............................................................23M&D Tire & Auto ...........................................................22Moss Rehabilitation Center ..........................................15Motleys Automotive & Motorcycles ................................9Northwest Rentals ........................................................10Phillips Insurance Agency ...............................................6Pinnacle Bank ...............................................................15Pro-Max Powersports ...................................................13RCI Electrical Services .................................................30

    Shinolas Texas Cafe ....................................................13Springtown Family Dental .............................................23Springtown Family Health Center ...................................5Springtown Gas Company ............................................30Step By Step Plumbing .................................................20Sutton Printing Co. .......................................................14T-N-T Hair Designs .......................................................29Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Azle ..............17The Dog House Pet Salon ............................................15The Lube Center ...........................................................16The National Bank of Texas ..........................................18The Orchard ................................