295 Member Walker Valley Mustang Marching Band Honors Director Killed in Car Crash

The Walker Valley Mustang Marching Band out of Cleveland, TN paid a touching tribute to Ocoee Middle School Band Director Brian Gallaher. He was one of six killed in a June 25th multi-car crash on I-75 near Ooltewah, TN.

This season opener was the first halftime show since Mr. Gallaher died. The 295 member marching band dedicated the entire 2015 marching season to honor his legacy. Many of the high school students in the Mustang Band were taught and inspired by Mr. Gallaher.

Video from WCRB TV

The performance, called Pulse has a special meaning.

Walker Valley High School Marching Band Director Alan Hunt says every person needs a heartbeat to live and Mr. Gallaher was the pulse to the Walker Valley High School marching band.

“He was a big part of why Walker Valley High School band is what it is today, in fact, almost every single one of these students were a student of Brian Gallaher’s. So he touched our program, he was always over here helping us and so what better thing to do to honor him than by dedicating our entire year to Mr. Gallaher,” Hunt said.

Walker Valkey Mustang Band from Cleveland TN -submitted by MBIA fan Melanie Ball.

Walker Valkey Mustang Band from Cleveland TN -submitted by MBIA fan Melanie Ball.

The Mustangs also unveiled brand new uniforms for this season. Look at this video of the Mustang Band rocking in their sharp new uniforms!

Check out these brand new uniforms!! Mustang Band Rockin it!!

Posted by Michelle Wetherill on Friday, August 21, 2015

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