Billy Talley Retirement

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley, center, get s a group hug from the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley, center, get s a group hug from the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley, center, get s a group hug from the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley has walked the hall of Tascosa High School more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley shares a laugh with students before class Friday, May 12, 2015. Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley rehearses with the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley rehearses with the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Talley on the piano... Billy Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Talley has developed a unity among students as they hold hands and sing a deeply religions song to end rehearsals Friday, May 12, 2017. Billy Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley rehearses with the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley rehearses with the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Three walls of the choir room are covered with the trophies of Talley's career. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley rehearses with the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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The choir performing with the Amarillo Symphony at the Globe-News-Center for the Performing Arts. Billy Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley rehearses with the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley rehearses with the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Talley and the choir in New York City in 2016. Billy Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley rehearses with the Varsity Choir Friday, May 12, 2017. Tally has been the choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Talley with the choir on a Washington D.C. trip in from 1987. Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Talley with the Les Chanteurs group from 1987. Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Tascosa Choir Director Billy Talley shares a laugh with students before class Friday, May 12, 2015. Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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A fun photo of Billy Tallley hangs on a bulletin board in the choir room Friday, May 12, 2015. Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)

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Talley and the choir sing the National Anthem at Astros Stadium in 1992. Billy Talley has been choir director more than 33 years and is retiring at the end of the semester. (Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News)