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Concert to benefit Spenser
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Warren County High School FFA members are planning a benefit concert for fellow FFA member and bluegrass lover Spenser Hill, a freshman at WCHS who was recently diagnosed with leukemia and had been taking treatments at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
The concert, featuring the Judge Talford Band, will take place at McMinnville Civic Center on Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m.
FFA teacher Danielle Smith said, “The kids love Spenser. He is always in a good mood. He keeps people upbeat when he is here.”
Student Martin Grissom said, “He never, ever forgets anyone’s name. He is the friendliest person I know. Spenser likes bluegrass so we wanted to put on a bluegrass concert for him.”
Shannon Ford, FFA teacher said, “Spenser is such a big part of our day-to-day activities. His family is very involved in agriculture. His grandfather owns a feed and tack store in Rock Island.”
FFA teacher David Upton said, “He always has a smile on his face. Some of our kids are concerned about his well-being. They want to help out any way they can. The boys in FFA enjoy him and he fits right in. They keep him under their wing.”
The Judge Talford Band is described as a unique and talented acoustic band with a touch of class. The band’s sound is influenced by entertainers like Alabama, George Strait, Alison Krauss, The Temptations, James Taylor, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Buffett, Dire Straits and The Eagles.
Performing familiar songs like “Please Come To Boston,” “Summer Breeze,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Margaritaville,” as well as several original songs, the Judge Talford Band takes listeners on a musical journey through time.
“We want to thank Farm Credit for sponsoring this and McMinnville Civic Center for allowing us to have the concert at a central location in town,” said Smith.
More information about the Judge Talford Band can be found at
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any FFA member or by calling Shannon Ford at 931-668-5814.