By Ashley Rader
Perry Elliott is rounding up volunteers to play an instrumental role in the city’s Fourth of July celebration.
A truly instrumental role.
The longtime Elizabethton High School band director is putting together the Elizabethton Fourth of July Marching Band to participate in the annual Fourth of July parade. He is searching for current or former high school band members to fill out the ranks.
Elliott said he had received requests for the EHS band to participate in the Fourth of July parade. But because the students are on summer break and many families are out of town on vacation, it was hard to arrange to have the entire band participate.