Thomas Barr
Meredith Patton receiving flowers from her family at a special school ceremony

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle music instructor Meredith Patton remembered the e-mail from principal Lee Barger at 6:50 a.m. on a Friday.

“He asked me if the band can play at a morning ceremony,” she said.

The mother of three was frantic, getting her son ready for school while texting members of the BLMS band, telling them to meet her at school with their instruments ready.

When she arrived, she told the students they would perform in 10 minutes.