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A championship memory
CHS band won Mardi Gras award 50 years ago
CHS Band
The 1964 Camden High School band as it appeared in a CHS yearbook. - photo by Photo provided by Rusty Major
Most of our lives contain some memorable moments that last a lifetime. A group of former Camden High School (CHS) students had such a moment 50 years ago when the CHS marching band was named “The Greatest Band in Dixie” at the annual Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. Trumpeter Jerry Sheheen said being in the band in the early to mid-1960s was made special by band director and teacher Bill Basden.