Dunloggin musicians join select company


January 12, 1998|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CONGRATULATIONS to Dunloggin Middle School's music students who have been chosen to perform in some of our area's most prestigious groups.

Band students who have been selected to be members of the 1997-1998 Howard County Symphonic Band include Ki Yu Kim, Chris Nithianandam, Laura Goss, Erica Folee, Emily Wang, Nicole Arkin, Lindsay Sutton and Mario Fuentes.

High audition scores placed students in the Howard County Gifted and Talented Orchestra.

High-scoring orchestra students included string players David Wainland, Elizabeth Shin, Greg Savage, Amelia Rubenstein, Tristan Kraft, Christine Levno, Christina Jun, Hajin Kim, Calvin Jiang, Antaredeb Guharay, Warren Choi, Xinzi Liu, Michael Lee, Ricky Buck, Richard Peng, Yiyang Wu and Angela Yu.

Band students with high audition scores included Mario Fuentes, Laura Goss, Ki Yu Kim, Nicole Arkin and Lindsay Sutton.

Dunloggin's contributions to the All-State Junior Orchestra include violinists Yiyang Wu, Montae Gillams and Hajin Kim.

Shannon Wicks was chosen for Maryland's All-State Junior Chorus.

Clarinetist Tony Song and Nicole Arkin, who plays French horn, were selected from among 1,200 students for the 91-member Maryland All-State Junior Band.

Only 27 middle-school students from throughout the state were selected for the band, which is mostly high school students.

Eat away the blues

Here's a way to chase the winter blues: Learn more about Ellicott City history on your lunch hour.

Starting on Feb. 3, author and historian Joetta Cramm will offer her Ellicott City history course.

Classes meet from noon to 1: 15 p.m. at PJ's Restaurant on Main Street in Ellicott City. The session lasts six weeks, concluding with a two-hour walking tour led by Cramm.

The course is eligible for the tuition waiver offered to senior citizens by Howard Community College.

For information, call the college at 410-772-4825.

Saturday stories

The Elkridge branch of the Howard County library will hold "Super Saturdays," a story time series for children ages 2-5, at 11 a.m. Saturdays through Feb. 14.

This is a drop-in program; no registration is required.

An adult must accompany children age 2 and younger.

Registration begins today. Call 410-313-5085.

Mystery ideas

Adults can curl up with a good mystery with the aid of Howard County library mystery gurus Robert Rood and Marge Trautman.

They'll introduce the newest and best English and American mystery books, including amateurs, private eyes and police procedurals.

The program will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Senior Center at the Elkridge branch library.

Registration begins tomorrow. Call 410-313-5088.

Scout challenges

The fall Webelos-O-Ree is a yearly Baltimore Pike District Boy Scout event. The boys camp outside and learn outdoor activities in a weekend competition.

This year, the event was held at Broadcreek Boy Scout Camp in Harford County.

Ellicott City's Pack 362 attended the event, finishing fourth among the 40 Howard County packs attending.

Webelos Scouts Pierce Gordon and Dustin Yourstone wrote about the event for this column to fulfill their communicator badge requirements.

Pierce reports: "When we got there, we set up our tents in the rain" and, the next morning, "started on some challenges. We did six before lunch and the other four later."

"I liked doing our skit," says Dustin. "We made up the skit all by ourselves. It got a big laugh from everyone."

Ellicott City resident Hank Heine ran the program with a sizable ++ number of parents helping out.

"It was a blast," said Den 1's leader, Robert Gordon.

Winter arts

The Howard County Arts Council offers art classes and workshops for students of all ages starting Jan. 26.

Adult classes include Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor Painting; Drawing for Adults; Just Drawing; Art Meditation; Art Escape; Enhancing Your Imagination; Create a Visual Statement; and Bookmaking.

Children's offerings include Art for Preschoolers: Exploring Color and Shape with Henri Matisse; Art for Home Schoolers; Read and Draw All About It for ages 5-8; Working in 3D: A Cultural Experience for grades three to five; and Drawing and Painting.

Classes cost from $45 to $100 for an 8- to 10-week session and will be held at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City.

For a brochure, call 410-313-2787.

Centennial reporters report

Here are some snippets from Centennial Lane Elementary's recent activities, as reported by fifth-grade writers.

Krissy Kunkel reports that "on the week of Dec. 1, 1997, [students were] creating beautiful portraits from the past called Brass Rubbings. These finely engraved portraits were of people from the 14th and 15th century. Everyone at Centennial Lane was able to make one of these lovely pieces of art."

Students at Centennial Lane heard a fantastic sound in the school's cafeteria Dec. 5. Band students in grades four and five performed in front of a live audience.

In one of the songs, "Molly Brickel, who played the clarinet and Krissy Kunkel, who played the flute, played a solo," writes student press agent Grace Chiou.

Mozart concert

Join the Columbia Orchestra at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 for an "Evening of Mozart."

This concert, held at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre in Columbia, features guest soloists Rhoda Jeng in Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, and Gloria Duerr in Bassoon Concerto in B Flat, K.191.

Duerr is a resident of Ellicott City.

Tickets cost $9 for adults; $6 for students or seniors. Call 410-381-2004.

Pub Date: 1/12/98

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