New Museum Exhibit Features 'The Virginia Wall'
August  21, 2015

CAPTION: An impromptu 'Elvis Day' at Grand River Historical Society Museum highlighted the museum's newest exhibit - a tribute to The Virginia Wall, a Chillicothe High School band during the 1970s. The day included a visit by former teacher Miss Virginia Wall and Randy Singer (lead vocalist for The Virginia Wall), and former school principal Charles Meek.

Sunday was the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and the Grand River Historical Society had an impromptu "Elvis Day" at the museum. Randy Singer, lead vocalist for The Virginia Wall was in town, and the museum took advantage of the opportunity to officially unveil one of his Elvis costumes donated to the museum by his parents, Joe and Dorothy Singer. The Virginia Wall was a Chillicothe High School band during the 1970s whose name was inspired by long-time popular high school English teacher, Virginia Wall. A surprise visit from Miss Wall, accompanied by Charles Meek, former high school principal, made a memorable afternoon for everybody involved. Many people remember the band and Randy as lead singer performing many of Elvis' songs. His impersonation stole the show at many high school concerts. The museum also received a donation of one of the band's records featuring Randy singing "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" among other songs. The album has been made into a CD and was played as people viewed the exhibit.

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