I can remember Mr. Renfroe from my years of auditioning for All- District and All- region Band in the late 70's. It seemed that a good majority of our try-outs were located at Texas City HS and he had fantastic students. I made several close friends from these years.
My aunt, Nancy Freeman, was an Assistant Drum Major in the 1950's when the high school was at its original location, on Sixth Street. My aunt has shared many fine memories of her experiences in the band. Surely, his students must have had the time of their lives to play under his baton.
RIP Mr. Renfroe