Name: Blanche Ford BowlsbeyHonored by The Carroll County...

The Carroll County Sun News Profile of the Week

April 12, 1992

Name: Blanche Ford Bowlsbey

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being inducted into the Maryland Hall of Fame by the Maryland MusicEducators Association for lifetime achievement and contributions to music education

Age: 85

Residence; hometown: Finksburg; Elkton, Cecil County

Education: Bachelor of arts in French and history, Western MarylandCollege, 1927; master's in education, WMC, 1966

Family: Son: Leonard S. Bowlsbey Jr., 62, of Finksburg

Place of worship: Sandy Mount United Methodist Church

Activities/hobbies: Former music teacherin Carroll County, Baltimore City and 36 years at Baltimore City College and Baltimore Junior College, retiring in 1969; involved in musical productions since 1926, most recently with the Alamedian Light Opera Company, a group of City College Glee Club alumni who perform an annual concert for a charitable cause

Accomplishments: Developed music program at Baltimore Junior College; was instrumental in creating a WMC Memorial Fund, awarded with College Medallion for service in 1977

Recipient's comments: "I didn't know about it until three days before. The Hall of Fame was established in 1988, and I'm the eighth member. I was amazed because after all these years I thought I'd been forgotten. I was president of MMEA in 1956-1958, but that's been afew years."

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