Day in the Life: Director pipes up about history
It's one thing to teach history. It's another to live it.
Bill Caudill lives it. As the director of the St. Andrews Presbyterian College Heritage Center, it kind of comes with the territory.
Caudill, an alumnus of the school, is also the director of perhaps its most vocal symbol - the pipe band. The 22-member band is recognized nationally as one of the finest collegiate bagpipe and drum bands in the country.
And Caudill is out there with them, swallowing gnats as they gulp air to keep the pipes playing.
"This group has a nice, clear sound, very strong," he said. "When they're performing the 10 of us can sound louder than 14 of anyone else on the field."
Caudill was raised around bagpipes, learning to play at an early age. Now in his 40s, he trains a younger generation in the craft.
"There's nothing like it in the world," he said.