Ms. Elaine Blevins became the director at Forest High School in 1988. Ms. Blevins brought some new ideas and energy to the program including a band officer camp at Ft. Wilderness, splitting the concert bands into a freshmen band and an upper classmen band, as well as participating in the Kathleen Concert Festival. At the Kathleen Concert Festival, the FHS band recieved a superior rating and the Outstanding Band of the Day Trophy. During Summer camps, alumni participation and assistance was at an all time high. Despite new successes, the band program continued to struggle with increasing it's enrollment.
Ms. Blevins left Forest in 1991.