Glenelg High musicians make All-State, All-Eastern groups

Neighbors

December 26, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

YOUNG MUSICIANS at Glenelg High School have been invited to perform in All-Eastern and All-State ensembles.

Glenelg band director Barry Enzman says, "This is a huge honor."

Two Glenelg students, trumpeter Leigh Bender and French horn player Katie Wise, will participate in the All-Eastern band at the Music Educators' National Conference in the spring.

Leigh and Katie will also play in the Maryland Senior All-State Band, along with Glenelg's clarinetist Noah Smith and trumpeter Bryan Stepp.

Bassist Samantha Johnston will play in the Maryland All-State Orchestra, and alto Kristina Vaskys and bass Brian Rice will sing in the Maryland All-State Chorus.

Glenelg freshman clarinetist Andrius Vaskys and percussionist Jonathan Gibson will represent Glenelg in the Maryland Junior All-State Band.

Both have performed in the Howard County Gifted and Talented Middle School Band.

Three Glenelg instrumentalists were honored as alternates to the Senior All-State Band: oboist Julie Rupsis, flutist Kelly Frey and clarinetist Joanna Bissell.

Siga Vaskys from Glenwood Middle School will sing in the Junior All-State Chorus. She is the sister of Kristina and Andrius. Arunas and Vida Vaskys of Sykesville are the proud parents of these three talented youngsters.

Senior activities

Folks at the Western Howard County Activity Center will kick off the New Year with quilting, luncheons, movies, exercise and talks by a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse.

Director Betty Frey reminds everyone that she can arrange transportation to the Glenwood center.

Most activities are free or low cost.

Participants don't need a partner for card games or dancing.

Information: 313-5440.

4-H parent orientation

Those thinking of getting their youngster involved in Howard County 4-H programs are invited to the New Parent Orientation at 7: 30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Howard County Cooperative Extension Service office.

Those attending will get acquainted with 4-H and its programs and meet 4-H Howard County leaders and parents.

Information: 313-2707.

Troop 737 news

Twelve Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 373 of Clarksville and their families participated in a Navy Scout Day at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, enjoying tours of the campus, parades, a fly-by and a colorful Navy football game.

Fourteen scouts braved the cold for a camp-out in late November, with primitive facilities at the Franciscan friars camp on Folly Quarter Road.

Boys have participated in fund- raisers this fall, cleaned their adopted highway, sung carols around the community, attended a scout lock-in at Supreme Sports Club and planned events.

They continue work on merit badges at weekly meetings.

The Scouts are working on first-aid badges and will start on a science merit badge in the spring, led by Scout Joe Mettle.

Information: Susan Kraeuter at 442-1263.

Pub Date: 12/26/96

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