Glenelg Marching Unit gets '93 award for Best Halftime Show

NEIGHBORS

January 06, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

Happy New Year! I hope your new year is off to a strong start.

Glenelg High School's Band Director Barry Enzman received good news at the beginning of the new year.

The Washington District Football Officials Association announced Monday that the officials voted the GHS Marching Unit the 1993 award for the Best Halftime Show in the region, which includes Montgomery, Queen Anne's, Prince George's, Anne Arundel and Howard counties, along with parts of the District of Columbia.

WDFOA President Frank Puleo visited Glenelg High School Monday to present the award to the students and Mr. Enzman. He said the officials normally go to the locker room during halftime at the fall football games, but, "when they are at Glenelg High School, they watch the band."

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If you'd like to hear an evening of jazz music in our neighborhood, get ready for the Glenelg High School Jazz Band opening for the legendary Maynard Ferguson Feb. 12. He and his band will be in concert playing jazz standards at Glenelg High at 8 p.m.

You may purchase $12 tickets in advance from the Glenelg High School Music Department. Send your check with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Music Department, Glenelg High School, 14025 Burnt Woods Road, Glenelg, MD 21737.

Tickets at the door will be $15. Last year the school's concert featuring the Count Basie Orchestra sold out, and only a few tickets were available the night of the concert.

Your advance ticket is your free passport to the music clinic Mr. Ferguson will offer to students of all ages and interested adults Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the school.

Beginning with a general session in the auditorium, Mr. Ferguson will talk about making music. Later, audience members may attend small sessions with the section leaders of his band.

The musicians will demonstrate their instruments and answer questions. Maynard Ferguson will join each of these informal sessions. Please say if you will attend the free afternoon clinic when you order your tickets.

Feb. 10 is video day for the music department at the high school. Mr. Ferguson has been talking about making an instructional video for the last five years. His strong interest in education helped him to decide to make his first video with the Glenelg High School Jazz Band.

PBS is doing a documentary on him. They will be at Glenelg High School interviewing Mr. Ferguson and taping his work and the Saturday concert for later broadcast.

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Recycle your Christmas tree at Glenwood Middle School tomorrow or Saturday. Take your tree to the school between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow or between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, and take home some mulch.

Glenwood Gardens Garden Center is donating the mulching machine. Seventh-grade students from Glenwood Middle, who are concerned with how discarded Christmas trees choke landfills, are providing the labor as a community service.

For more information, call Donna Duke at Glenwood Middle School: 313-5520.

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If you aren't yet ready to take your tree down, you can still recycle it at River Hill Garden Center on Route 108 in Clarksville any time between Monday and Jan. 31.

Bring in your cut tree for recycling, and you will receive a coupon for 25 percent off a shade or flowering tree in the spring. Community or school groups are welcome to pick up the mulch for their use any time after Jan. 31. Phone: 531-3303.

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The congregation of Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church in Glenwood elected council members to serve the congregation this year.

They are President Dave Slick, Vice President Beverly Biersdorf, Secretary Claire Becker, Financial Secretary Barbara Cochran and Treasurer Tim Krause.

The Council will be installed during the 10 a.m. worship service at the church Sunday.

The church council appointed Stephanie English as Sunday School Superintendent.

Linda Krause, Faith Phillips and Gretchen Wright will serve with Ms. English on the Board of Christian Education at Shepherd of the Glen.

For more information about the church, call Pastor Paul Lautenschlager at 442-1204.

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Next Tuesday and Wednesday, all seventh- , eighth- and ninth-grade students, all students who haven't passed the test previously, and new students in grades 10 through 12 at Glenwood Middle School, Glenelg High School and other Howard County schools will take the Maryland Writing Test.

All Maryland students must pass this test to get a high school diploma. If your children are scheduled to take the Maryland Writing Test next week, please be sure they attend school on time both days.

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Best wishes to my friend Bob Wistort. When I was a chemistry teacher during the '70s, I got to know Bob. He is a gifted teacher who has taught biology at High Point High School for nearly 40 years.

He focuses on his students as people and manages to make them fall in love with science. Now he's fighting a heroic battle with cancer.

If you know Bob and wish to get in touch with him, contact him by mail or phone at High Point High School, Beltsville, Md. 20705. The phone number is (301) 937-1000.

Friends of Bob will hold a reception to show appreciation for his stellar career from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

For information about the open house, call, (301) 774-8078.

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Advocates for Our Kids (AOK), a local group interested in school bus safety and other transportation issues, is grateful to Robert Lazarewicz, Director of Operations for the Howard County Public Schools.

Mr. Lazarewicz recently listened to the concerns of parents in Western Howard County whose children had long bus rides to and from school. He tried to help them solve transportation problems.

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