When I heard the Oak Grove Marching Band earlier this season at a Thursday night game I knew we had to make them our Band of the Week. At the time I did not know that the band had won the last three Class 4A band state titles. I do now. There is a culture of excellence with members of the band, however that's not why this band sounds good, its because members of this band work hard and strive to be better than the last performance.
Cynthia Stinson’s life was not going well. So, she left her native Greenville home in South Alabama and headed north looking for a change. She found it on Lookout Mountain. The story of how she went from broke, broken-hearted and homeless to happiness at an old inn is a story of the changing seasons of life.
When you are known by an acronym you know you are good, so for MPW its sound stands alone. MPW stands for Marching Purple and White, the Bessemer City High School band. Michael Parks is the band director and he has around 90 members this year. Its halftime show has no title, though it's more of an old school performance that any crowd can get into.
Gopher tortoise conservation reached a new level recently when the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) teamed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Eckerd College and Birmingham Zoo to release 98 young tortoises into the Geneva State Forest Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Covington County.
Picking up a book instead of a gun, that's the hope of a Birmingham nonprofit that just received a big grant from the Department of Justice. The group looking to be a part of the solution when it comes to tackling crime.
The Jemison High School Blue Regiment Band is full of secrets, but is on a mission that is far from impossible. The band, under the direction of Dakota Bromley, is made up of 81 members. This Falls halftime show is called "Secret Agents," and it pays homage to James Bond and Mission: Impossible movie sagas. Some of those tied to the Blue Regiment talk to WBRC about what makes this band what it is and how it sounds.
Water pressure has been restored in Jackson, Mississippi after recent flooding caused a water crisis there. Jackson city leaders are still advising everyone to boil their water before drinking it, and the boil notice will continue until the city reports two rounds of clear samples. That’s why the City of Birmingham is collecting bottled water and other supplies so our neighbors can have safe water for basic necessities like drinking, cleaning, brushing their teeth, and cooking, and it needs your help.
Those wishing to support should bring bottled water, cleaning supplies and paper products (such as paper towels and toilet paper) to the Boutwell Auditorium, located at 1930 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
Gary Camp has been a driver since 2016 and has 30,000 rides under his belt: 7300 with Lyft and 23,000 with Uber. He knows how to succeed in this business and he’s encouraging anyone to try it out, especially during football season.
The Fairview High School Aggie Band has 65 members under the direction of Nathan Kilgo. This fall during halftime of games, the Aggie band is putting on a Michael Jackson themed show called "The King of Pop."
The Talladega High School Marching Tiger Band always comes prepared. Under the direction of band director Ethan Owens, the group, some 45 members, is ready to showcase its talents during halftime this Fall on the gridiron. Its show is called the "The Great Escape" and it is just that, a great performance, according to members of the Tiger Band.