VERSAILLES, Ky. (FOX 56) — Woodford County Schools are paying tribute to a former band director who died in early January.

Mr. Carroll Hall who worked with the Woodford County bands for more than 50 years was honored tonight during a spring concert.

The bands used music to express the way they feel about a man who taught generations of students.

“But this one’s a little different, has a little more meaning to us because we’re paying tribute to one of our former directors here by recounting Mr. Carol Hall, who passed away in January,” band director Michael Collins said.


The band concert was filled with students and former students who wanted to pay tribute to  Carroll Gene Hall, who they said was always ready to offer a helping hand.

“And as part of his job for Hurst, he would come to our schools pretty much every week, sometimes more than once a week, to help students with instrument repairs and get them supplies and things like that,” Collins said.

Hall’s impact goes beyond the classroom, he was a vocalist for the Bourbonairs for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the Woodford County Public Schools Hall of Fame for his impact in the classroom.

“Students have always had great stories about Mr. Hall. One of the main things, of course, is him just being willing to help them with instruments and always fixing things on the spot for them, but also good advice, funny jokes, and great life lessons,” Collins said.