Posted by Scott Thompson
The man, the legend, who built the Dublin Band into one of the greatest high school bands in the nation. According to Jim Willoughby, Hambrick's successor, Mr. Hambrick, a member of the International Band Masters Hall of Fame, has passed away.
Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, Hambrick had 30 years of experience in education, including teaching positions at Jeff Davis High School, Commerce High School, and Dublin High School. He was assistant superintendent of the Laurens County Schools; principal of Charlton High, Cass High, and Emberson Elementary Schools, and superintendent of the Charlton County Schools. Hambrick’s bands performed in the Festival of States, St. Petersburg, and the Orange Bowl Parade.
His honors include the Liberty Bell Award from the Dublin Bar Association and honorary membership in the Future Homemakers of America and the Future Business Leaders of America.