Joanne Goehle (seated) sewed majorette uniforms in 1969 for the Hills-Beaver Creek Marching Band, and former students recently shared school-day memories with her at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Pictured with Goehle are sisters (from left) Marie Severtson Crouch, Yvonne Severtson Hoffman and Cynthia Severtson.

Remembering the velvet blue uniforms of the H-BC marching band

Joanne Goehle is a legendary figure in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District, as was her late husband, Hugo Goehle, 40-year teacher and coach for the Patriots.

While Hugo’s coaching successes are known throughout the region, Joanne’s contributions to the school were equally important, albeit not as visible.


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