Sell to retire after this year

Posted May 9, 2018 at 9:10 am



The Clinton County High School Band has been under the direction of Doug Sell for the past 30 years.

Last Sunday, Sell hosted the final Spring Concert of his career at the Clinton County Learning Center.

Alumni Band member Lamon Hubbs told the NEWS it was a standing room only event.

“We had a packed house Sunday,” Hubbs said. “We had some seats open on one side, but there were people standing against the wall on the other side who may not have noticed we had open seats, but we didn’t have many.”

Every year the Clinton County High School Band hosts a concert during Christmas and during the spring months. During this past concert, Sell was recognized for his many years of service to the CCHS Band and was named as a Kentucky Colonel and awarded a plaque during his final concert.

Normally the Alumni Band would play before the high school band, but this year with scheduling conflicts, the Alumni Band fronted the seventh/eighth grade band.

“We presented Doug with a real nice framed plaque. Sunday, they did their own final senior concert with the sixth grade band fronting them,” Hubbs said. “We are losing a really good teacher of music.”

One notable attendee of Sunday’s concert was former Clinton County High School Band Director Hoyt Lefever.

“He didn’t speak this past Sunday, but we did get him on stage and made photos,” Hubbs said.

In the top photo, Doug Sell conducted his final performance as CCHS Band Director during the spring concert.

Above, former Clinton County High School Band Director Hoyt Lefever was on hand Sunday to watch Doug Sell in his final concert performance as Clinton County High School Band Director. Sell plans to retire after more than 30 years in the position.