North  Carolina

J. C. Sykes
2004 Hall of Fame Inductee

After earning his music degree from East Carolina University, Sykes, a native of Roanoke Rapids, spent 30 years directing junior high or high school bands in Rocky Mount. His bands competed in state and national events and earned superior ratings 22 times. His outstanding bands performed for the president of the United States, two Orange Bowls, the Tournament of Roses and won three Grand National Championships.