North  Carolina

Donald Deal
2009 Hall of Fame Inductee

Donald Deal was Band Director at Kings Mountain High School in Kings Mountain, NC.

"Many remember Donald Deal, listed in the North Carolina Hall of Fame for Band Directors, and all of the drills, parades and halftimes in the 1950s. The band marched in the Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade every year and won many regional and state awards. The students in that band were very talented as well, with names you might recognize. Many took their music with them to school, college, church and wherever they went. Gene Pasour later played with Arthur Smith and the Crackerjack and Barry Clemmer with the military band."

From Dallas, North Carolina: A Brief History 
by Kitty Thornburg Heller