Glenelg High musicians offer a jazzy Super Bowl warm-up


January 22, 1998|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DIRECTOR BARRY Enzman and the 20 members of the Glenelg High School Jazz Band have a super warm-up for the Super Bowl for you.

The band will perform at 3: 30 p.m. Sunday at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. in Baltimore, as part of a continuing festival there spotlighting talented young musicians.

The band received an invitation to the festival, which is called "Gifted Baltimore Area Youth -- Our Musical Future," in recognition of its continuing excellence.

The jazz band's annual Campus Concert is at 8 p.m. March 19. Tickets, on sale at $5, are available from students or by calling 410-313-5533.

Chris Vadala, former saxophonist for the Chuck Mangione Quartet, is guest artist for the evening of jazz and swing.

In other school music news, Glenelg's Marching Unit begins its annual sub sale Monday.

Order 12-inch cold-cut subs, with or without onions, for $4.25 from any Marching Unit member.

Students will deliver your subs Feb 21. Information: 410-313-5533.

Band adjudication -- in which each band in the region plays for judges -- will be held at Glenelg High School on March 13 and 14. Bands from River Hill and Glenelg high schools will perform.

Stop by to hear local musicians play their hearts out, and cheer them on.

Statewide distinction

Many students in our area have won coveted seats in the All State Choir.

Glenelg seniors Kristina Vaskys, Julie Rupsis and Christine Larsen -- all altos -- will sing with the elite Senior All State group.

Junior Brian Rice, a baritone, joins them.

From Glenwood Middle School, eighth-grade alto Siga Vaskys is in the Junior All State Choir.

Glenwood eighth-grader Susan DiAngelo is an alternate percussionist in the Junior All State Band.

Glenelg's sophomore clarinetist, Andrius Vaskys, is alternate for All State Band.

Clarksville's Lions

Clarksville Lions Club members continue to work to serve western Howard County.

Improving and protecting sight is a priority with Lions clubs, so the organizations in District 22 -- which includes all of Maryland and Delaware -- promised a decade ago to support the Wilmer Eye Institute's Low Vision Center.

By 2000, the clubs hope to have raised a $4 million endowment for the center. You can help by sending a donation to the Lions Vision Research Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1714, Baltimore 21203.

The clubs collect unwanted eyeglasses, which are donated to the needy throughout the world.

If your vision has changed, and you can no longer use your old glasses, drop them off at the Clarksville Post Office or at St. Louis Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville.

Clarksville's Lions Club has a very active Loan Closet, from which you can borrow medical equipment at no cost. Members stock beds, crutches, tub benches, wheelchairs, potty-chairs and walkers.

Information: Turner Nichols at 410-531-2993.

To join the Clarksville Lions Club: Ed Mullinix, 410-792-7739.

Elegant entertainment

Glenelg Country School begins its "Music in the Manor House" series Saturday.

The 1998 series includes three concerts for adults, in cabaret-style. The audience sits at tables, with candlelight, linens and flowers.

FTC Tickets are $14 for each concert, or $36 for the series, and include light refreshments, wine and soft drinks.

This year, the concerts, which begin at 8 p.m., will be held in the Gould Building.

On Saturday, the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble will perform a concert, "Ragtime, Dixieland, and All That Jazz."

Music in the Manor House continues Feb. 14 with a violin recital of music from Romantic period composers played by Emil Chudnovsky.

Inessa Zaretsky will finish the series with a piano concert March 7.

Information: Rayna Woodford, 410-531-0501, Ext. 2219.

'Parent Power'

All parents want it, but many times it eludes us.

If you want to learn more about coping with young adolescents, join Mount View Middle School's "Parent Power" seminars.

The next one is at 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Information: 410-313-5545.

Mount View Middle School has formed an educational partnership with the Sheppard Corp. to help students learn about, and value, the role of leadership and positive role models. Sheppard, an office supply company in Bethany Center, will present students with information about positive leadership qualities and help them identify character attributes necessary for success in business.

Sheppard employees, led by owners Eric and Lisa Sheppard, are eager to help Mount View students.

Student portfolios

Portfolios are fast becoming indicators of students' progress in school.

Two schools have started portfolio initiatives.

On Tuesday, at River Hill High School, ninth- and 10th-graders placed entries in their school portfolios from each of their first-semester courses.

A personal reflection on the work accompanied each entry.

River Hill's staff will continue to help students build their portfolios, so that each student will graduate with 32 entries, showing four years of steady progress.

You can see the student portfolios at River Hill's second-term PTSA back-to-school night Feb. 2. Classroom visits begin at 7 p.m. Information: 410-313-7120.

Mount View Middle School students are also collecting work samples in portfolios: essays, lab reports, tests and other material the students consider most meaningful in the learning process.

Join the fun

Folks at Glenwood Middle School urge you to "grab your partner and join the fun."

The school will hold a Western Family Fun Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 30.

Enjoy refreshments, a disc jockey, open gym and bingo -- and a movie for the youngest children.

Parents can browse to see home-based businesses from our community, such as vendors of Tupperware, Avon, and Longaberger products.

Information: Debbie Knott, 410-489-4013, to inquire about showcasing your business.

An adult must accompany children at Family Fun Night.

Admission is $1 each. Information: 410-313-5520.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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