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Carrying on the tradition of ‘Crimsonette High’


Shown are Crimsonettes Haleigh Ingle (left) and Julia Nolen, former FCHS majorettes, as they posed for a picture during band practice.

Haleigh Ingle and Julia Nolen are carrying on a proud tradition of majorettes from Fayette County High School twirling for the Million Dollar Band at The University of Alabama. No other high school has produced more Crimsonettes than Fayette County High School, earning FCHS the well-deserved title of “Crimsonette High.”

New FCHS band director hopes to build on past success


Shown is the 2019 “Pride of the Tigers” Marching Band of Fayette County High School, under the direction of first-year band director Heath Nails. Nails is not pictured with the band.

Heath Nails, the new band director at Fayette County High School, said that he is well aware of the legacy of the FCHS band program, including the tremendous success the program enjoyed for many years under the direction of legendary director Jerry Bobo. “The Fayette band program has a long history of excellence,” Nails said. “Everybody knows Jerry Bobo and the quality bands that he had at Fayette. I saw this as an opportunity for me to be a part of something special.”