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Marching band contest tells story of renewal and carrying the torch
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:34:19 +0000

Seven months ago, Dalhart High School band director Jim Paslay lay in a hospital bed, paralyzed from head to toe.

On Saturday, he stood and led his students in the Region 1 Marching Band Contest at Dick Bivins Stadium.

“Brother…words can’t express it,” Paslay said before arriving at the stadium. “It’s phenomenal. Walking that band out there and watching them perform is everything to me.”

Paslay, 49, was hallucinating when his wife Nicole brought him into the E.R. in January.

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