Although he admits to a little white lie 15 years ago, Henry County Middle and High School band director and music teacher Chip Anderson doesn’t regret telling it.
“A former principal, Mr. Weid, met with me and said he’d like me to teach more classes at the high school because at the time I only taught one class,” Anderson said. “I suggested guitar class. Mr. Weid asked me if I played guitar, and I lied through my teeth and said, ‘Yeah, sure I play guitar…kind of.’”
The next fall Anderson offered guitar class at HCHS and welcomed about 12 students into the band room. An accomplished musician who plays several instruments with varying degrees of proficiency, Anderson chose to teach guitar because he thought the instrument would have a wider appeal and would be more accessible for HCHS students.