High school band performs at bowl game

NEIGHBORS

January 10, 1995|By SHERRY GRAHAM

If you spent at least part of New Year's Day watching football games on television, you weren't alone. But one of the games was pretty exciting for one of Carroll's high school bands.

The Lions' Pride Marching Band from Liberty High School was part of the Liberty Bowl's halftime entertainment.

With 75 student members and a bunch of adult chaperons, the group began its Liberty Bowl experience with the bus ride to Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 27.

A visit to Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion was the group's destination Dec. 29.

But it was back to work that evening when the band performed in a field competition at nearby Rhodes University.

The Lions' Pride finished in third place. Drum major Cheryl Kuehne won first place for best drum major, and the band's percussion section was named the best in the competition.

The annual Liberty Bowl Parade was held Dec. 30 and the Lions' Pride marched off with third place.

A rodeo show kept the students and parent-chaperons entertained that evening.

On Dec. 31, the Lions' Pride took the field at halftime with other high school bands from East Seneca, Ohio; Denver; and Ewing, Mo. College bands representing East Carolina University and Illinois University also participated.

The Liberty High students spent many hours practicing their part in the show, which had a patriotic theme.

The Agricenter in Memphis was the site for a dinner dance held New Year's Eve.

The awards for the field competition and parade events were announced and presented there.

The Lions' Pride was proud to bring two wall plaques and two trophies back to Liberty High.

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Piney Run Recreation Council has planned two cross-country ski trips for this winter.

Although we haven't had snow yet in our area, Crystal Lake Ski Center in Hughesville, Pa., is ready for skiers of all ages and abilities.

Each ski trip will include two nights' lodging, six meals, trail fees, a group lesson and optional equipment rental. Both excursions leave Sunday morning and return Tuesday evening.

The first trip will be Sunday, Monday and Jan. 17, with the second scheduled for Feb. 19-21.

The cost varies for members and nonmembers, with discounts for those with their own ski equipment.

For more information, call the Nature Center at 795-6043.

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Freedom Area Recreation Council is offering a class in Creative Dramatics to give students in grades three through five and six through 12 a chance to develop acting skills and express themselves through drama.

The class will focus on theater games, improvisation, movement, poetry reading, monologues, scene work and playlets.

The class will run Jan. 17 to March 18 and costs $50.

Three workshops titled, "The Play's The Thing," will focus on active participation in plays and are aimed at students in grades three through 12.

The class runs Jan. 17 to March 18 and costs $50.

A Theater Troupe Workshop will prepare plays to be performed for the community. Students in grades four through 12 are invited to audition for this class.

Students must be able to commit to rehearsals and the performance schedule.

For more information on the drama classes, contact Valarie Mares at 795-3562.

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Children ages 4 to 5 can "Jiggle-N-Jump" their way to fun and fitness Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Carrolltown Center.

Younger children, ages 2 to 3, and their mothers can enjoy games, equipment and toys designed to enhance motor and social skills at the same location Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The cost is $20 for each six-week session.

The classes begin today. Registration forms are available at the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library.

The next session begins March 7. Contact Andrea Brandt at 795-3452 for more information.

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It's not easy to think of baseball in the middle of winter, but it's time to register for the Sykesville Community Baseball Program.

Registration is scheduled for Jan. 21, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carrolltown Center.

Programs include T-Ball for 5-year-olds and intramural teams for ages 6 to 18.

Travel and tournament teams are offered at various levels. The Babe Ruth League is for ages 16 to 18. A new metro league is available for ages 11 to 16.

Youngsters who are 12 and older and interested in umpiring may register the same dates.

For more information on the baseball programs, call Rich Vespa at 549-3107.

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Students at Carrolltowne Elementary and Piney Ridge Elementary competed in geography bees last week.

Sponsored by National Geographic and each school's geography club, the competitions gave fourth- and fifth-graders the chance to share their geographical knowledge.

Jane Farver, a county resource teacher with the Extended Enrichment Program, used the competition to stir students' interest in the world around them.

The winner at Carrolltowne was fifth-grader Andie Wyatt. Gene Healey, also a fifth-grader, was the winner at Piney Ridge Elementary.

Both Andie and Gene are eligible to take a written test to determine their participation in the state competition April 7. State winners will compete in the national competition that will be televised May 31.

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