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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Rob Harper has seen it all

Longtime band teacher wears many hats


Last updated 12/18/2022 at 2:01pm

Drew Lawson | The Record-Times

Davenport band teacher and sports coach Rob Harper plays the trumpet while leading the pep band Tuesday, Dec. 13.

DAVENPORT-One day, he's conducting elementary schoolers through their annual Christmas concert. Another, he's stirring up the crowd while announcing an ASB wrestling meet. Later that day, he leads the high school pep band for a rivalry basketball game.

Such is the life of Rob Harper, a longtime teacher and coach here who has seen many students but remained a steadfast pillar of the school and community.

"You talk about someone who has been here the longest and seen it all, that would be Rob Harper," superintendent Chad Prewitt said.

Harper, who is in the middle of his 40th year as an edu...

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