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TO CONGRATULATE CHARLES PHILLIP "PHIL" MCINTYRE III, BAND DIRECTOR FOR DISTRICT FIVE SCHOOLS OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY'S JAMES F. BYRNES HIGH SCHOOL, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO COMMEND HIM FOR HIS THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AS AN EDUCATOR, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, it is with great pleasure that the South Carolina House of Representatives honors those individuals who give tirelessly of themselves to the welfare of this great state's most important legacy, its children; and
Whereas, Charles Phillip "Phil" McIntyre III, retiring after thirty-five fruitful years as a classroom teacher, stands among their number as an outstanding public benefactor, one much admired in his role as both educator and leader in his profession; and
Whereas, a native of Greenville, the young Phil received his bachelor's degree in 1977 and master's degree in education in 1982 from Furman University; and
Whereas, in 1977, an eager first-year teacher, Phil McIntyre began his work as an educator with an assignment at Blue Ridge High School. After teaching there for six years, in 1983 he began his tenure at James F. Byrnes High School as director of bands. Under his leadership, the Byrnes band program has more than doubled in size and now includes three concert bands, three jazz ensembles, a percussion ensemble, two indoor guards, and the nationally renowned Rebel Regiment marching band, which has marched in such prestigious events as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and has won its state band championship on ten occasions; and
Whereas, long acknowledged as a master teacher, Phil McIntyre first received public recognition of that mastery when he was named 1982 Teacher of the Year at Blue Ridge High School. During his years at Byrnes High, he has been a nine-time recipient of the Most Influential Teacher Award; and
Whereas, further, in 1999, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity honored Phil with its Outstanding Bandmaster of the Year Award, and in 1999 and 2002 he received the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence. This committed band director was also named one of the Top 12 South Carolina Music Educators in the October 2000 Teaching Music, a national music educator's journal. In 2000, he was inducted into the South Carolina Band Directors Association Hall of Fame and in 2011, into the South Carolina Music Educators Hall of Fame; and
Whereas, a member of Phi Beta Mu, American School Band Directors Association, SCBDA, Phi Mu Alpha, SCMEA, and MENC, Phil has been president of the SCBDA, SCMEA, and Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu in South Carolina; and
Whereas, in the larger community, Phil serves as a member of Duncan First Baptist Church and the Ruritan Club. At home, he and his wife, Wanda, are the proud parents of two daughters; and
Whereas, having set the bar of achievement high in his profession, Phil McIntyre will be remembered with affection and gratitude by colleagues, students, parents, and legislative friends for years to come. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, congratulate Charles Phillip "Phil" McIntyre III, band director for District Five Schools of Spartanburg County's James F. Byrnes High School, upon the occasion of his retirement, commend him for his thirty-five years of dedicated service as an educator, and wish him much happiness and fulfillment in all his future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to Phil McIntyre.
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