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By PEG ADAMARCZYK | June 24, 1994
A warm, sunny day near the water, a picnic lunch and the sound of community bands playing favorites -- what more could you ask for?Downs Park will be the site Sunday for an afternoon of music as the county celebrates Maryland Community Band Day.Eight community-based concert bands from all over the state will be performing 45-minute sets in the bayside amphitheater. Big band tunes, classical, contemporary and Broadway tunes, and traditional marches will be played.The day will begin at noon with the Calvert Community Band.
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By Katie V. Jones | December 4, 2011
As a member of Encore Community Music Association since its beginnings in 1995, Andrew Spang has played various instruments - and has even conducted the community band. This year, he's playing the French horn for the first time, and has the pleasure of sitting next to his son. "This is our first year doing it (together)," said Spang, of his 11-year-old, French horn playing son, Benjamin. "My daughter is in the string orchestra. This is her first year, too. It's really neat.
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NEWS
June 9, 1991
The Bel Air Recreation Committee will present its 24th annual free outdoor concert series at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, beginning June 9 with the Bel Air Community Band (shown at right), at the Band Shell on the grounds of the Bel Air Town Hall.In case of rain, the performances will take place in the auditorium of Bel Air High School,with the exception of Sunday concerts on June 30, Aug. 11 and 25, which will be offered in the auditorium of C. Milton Wright High School.Sunday concerts scheduled include the First U.S. Army Band, June 16; Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, June 23; C. Milton Wright High School Band, June 30; Jazz Ambassadors, U.S. Army Field Band, July 7; Bay City Seven, dixieland jazz, July 14; Baltimore Symphonic Band, July 21; Upper Chesapeake chapter of Harmony International, a female barbershop chorus, July 28; Native Son, folk and bluegrass, Aug. 4; U.S.Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, Aug. 11; Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, Aug. 18; and U.S. Navy Band, Aug. 25.The Wednesday concert schedule includes the Harford Choral Society, July 10; The Little German Band, July 17; Sounding Brass, July 24; Wolfe Trap, July 31; Bel Air Community Band, Aug. 7; Chuck Baker Orchestra, Aug. 14; Maryland Express, a polka band, Aug. 21; Banjo Dusters, dixieland, Aug. 28.
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By KELLY BREWINGTON and KELLY BREWINGTON,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 7, 2005
NEW ORLEANS - When their homes began to sink in Katrina's floodwaters, elders in the quarter here known as Uptown gathered their neighbors to seek refuge at the Samuel J. Green Charter School, the local toughs included. But when the thugs started vandalizing the place - wielding guns and breaking into vending machines - Vance Anthion put them out, literally tossing them into the fetid waters. Anthion stayed awake at night after that, protecting the inhabitants of the school from looters or worse.
NEWS
December 14, 2003
Community band to present concert today at high school The Bel Air Community Band will present a winter concert featuring a variety of contemporary and traditional band and wind ensemble music appropriate to the season at the C. Milton Wright High School auditorium at 3 p.m. today. The band will perform under the direction of Scott Sharnetzka. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for age 17 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Harford Community College Music Scholarship Fund. Harford Dance Theatre to hold concert auditions Harford Dance Theatre of Harford Community College will hold auditions for its spring dance concert, Canvases 2004, from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 in the rehearsal space at the Amoss Center.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing Writer | July 2, 1993
Recalling his youth in McKeesport, Pa., Mike Svec remembers July 4 as a day when it seemed the whole town gathered at the central square to celebrate America's birthday with music.His Italian band director would lead Mr. Svec and his fellow musicians through the patriotic repertoire as the townspeople gathered in droves. "Those were the good, fun times," Mr. Svec )) says.Small wonder that Mr. Svec grew up to be a band director and that this Sunday his community band -- the Bay Winds -- will present a Fourth of July concert at 1 p.m. at the Captain Avery House in Shady Side, down in South County.
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By ERNEST B. FURGURSON and ERNEST B. FURGURSON,Ernest B. Furgurson is associate editor of The Sun | September 4, 1991
Boothbay Harbor, Maine -- As the Hallowell Community Band began its next-to-last number, the little crowd on the lawn of the Memorial Library sang every word, and never had those words seemed more fitting:''America, America! God shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.''I looked across rooftops and steeples to gently rocking boats beneath a nearly full moon. The evening was cool with the first breath of fall. God's grace seemed abundant; citizens never sang with more relaxed good will and pleasure at being who and where they were.
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By Robert A. Erlandson | December 9, 1990
Like the mythical Brigadoon, the village of Daniels comes to life on Monday nights.Pulsing marches, toe-tapping polkas, lilting waltzes and stirring overtures echo across the wooded Patapsco River Valley, where the castle-like granite ruins of the old C. R. Daniels Co. cotton-duck mill are stark against the night sky.The 111-year-old Daniels Community Band, about all that remains of the once-thriving company town, is rehearsing.A dozen musicians, aged 43 to 82, sit behind their music stands waiting for Bill Webb, the 78-year-old band leader, to hit the downbeat.
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By Matt Whittaker and Matt Whittaker,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2003
Edward Gerald Kerman, a longtime Howard County music educator and advocate of grass-roots community bands, died Monday of a brain tumor at his Ellicott City home. He was 58. Born and raised in Washington, he graduated in 1963 from Northwood High School in Silver Spring. He earned a bachelor's degree in music in 1968 from what is now Frostburg State University and a master's in music in the mid-1970s from Catholic University in Washington. After graduating from Frostburg, Mr. Kerman became the choral director and general music teacher at a school in St. Mary's County and then assistant band director at a school in Marion, N.C. He returned to Maryland in the early 1970s as band director at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County, and his students performed for then-first lady Patricia Nixon at the dedication of a new park in the community.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2002
FROSTBURG - Ron Horner conducts the rehearsal of the Arion Band of Frostburg for its gala anniversary concert tomorrow night like a starting pitcher warming up with an all-star softball team. He's got an athletic platform style, muscular and confident. He's wearing knee-length shorts, a loose polo shirt and sandals. He'll wear a white dinner jacket for the commemorative concert. Most of his predecessors wore military-style uniforms that made them look like leaders of the Palace Band in the Kingdom of Ruthenia.
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By Erika Hobbs and Erika Hobbs,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 19, 2004
Apostolos Giannas grew up in Baltimore, where the tight-knit Greek community helped make up the fabric of the city. He went to the Orthodox church and attended Greek school after regular classes, and now steeps his two children in the ancient church's traditions. But after the 49-year-old optometrist moved his family to Abingdon, the six-day-a-week, 40-minute commute along Interstate 95 to the city's St. Nicholas Church grew tiring. Of the religion's eight Maryland churches, the parish is the closest to Harford County.
NEWS
December 14, 2003
Community band to present concert today at high school The Bel Air Community Band will present a winter concert featuring a variety of contemporary and traditional band and wind ensemble music appropriate to the season at the C. Milton Wright High School auditorium at 3 p.m. today. The band will perform under the direction of Scott Sharnetzka. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for age 17 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Harford Community College Music Scholarship Fund. Harford Dance Theatre to hold concert auditions Harford Dance Theatre of Harford Community College will hold auditions for its spring dance concert, Canvases 2004, from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 in the rehearsal space at the Amoss Center.
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By Matt Whittaker and Matt Whittaker,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2003
Edward Gerald Kerman, a longtime Howard County music educator and advocate of grass-roots community bands, died Monday of a brain tumor at his Ellicott City home. He was 58. Born and raised in Washington, he graduated in 1963 from Northwood High School in Silver Spring. He earned a bachelor's degree in music in 1968 from what is now Frostburg State University and a master's in music in the mid-1970s from Catholic University in Washington. After graduating from Frostburg, Mr. Kerman became the choral director and general music teacher at a school in St. Mary's County and then assistant band director at a school in Marion, N.C. He returned to Maryland in the early 1970s as band director at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County, and his students performed for then-first lady Patricia Nixon at the dedication of a new park in the community.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2003
ROHRERSVILLE - He was 6 years old when he was made a full-fledged member - the youngest it had - of the local band with its own brick music hall just down the street. He had already forsaken the piano - "that wasn't loud enough," he recalls - and moved on to the drums, which make one incredible racket when you want them to. Ever since - and that means for the past 68 years - Reginald F. Norris has been a fixture in the back row of the now 166-year-old Rohrersville Community Band, which bills itself as Maryland's oldest community band in continuous existence.
FEATURES
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2002
FROSTBURG - Ron Horner conducts the rehearsal of the Arion Band of Frostburg for its gala anniversary concert tomorrow night like a starting pitcher warming up with an all-star softball team. He's got an athletic platform style, muscular and confident. He's wearing knee-length shorts, a loose polo shirt and sandals. He'll wear a white dinner jacket for the commemorative concert. Most of his predecessors wore military-style uniforms that made them look like leaders of the Palace Band in the Kingdom of Ruthenia.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nathan M. Pitts and Nathan M. Pitts,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2001
THE bugs, the humidity, the grass stains. And don't forget about the threat of a sudden rain shower. Some people will use any excuse to avoid spending an evening at an outdoor summer concert. Those folks just don't know how to have fun. Summer is the time to enjoy open-air music - the time for flopping down on the grass in a park, for kicking back in a lawn chair by the waterfront, for settling into a seat at a concert pavilion and waiting for the musicians to get down. For those of you who love to hear R&B, jazz, rock, big-band sounds and more in the great outdoors, we offer our annual guide to outdoor summer concerts.
NEWS
By Rona Hirsch and Rona Hirsch,Contributing Writer | December 16, 1994
With 13 trumpets, nine trombones, seven saxophones and four tubas, the 80 plus-piece Columbia Concert Band doesn't perform the softer sounds of Christmas. But neither does it limit itself to the brassy show-stoppers synonymous with big bands.Performing its annual free winter concert Sunday evening at Atholton High in Columbia, the concert band will present, in addition to seasonal pops, a repertoire of serious contemporary, classical and romantic pieces."There's not a lot of rollicking kind of stuff," said band director Robert Miller.
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By Katie V. Jones | December 4, 2011
As a member of Encore Community Music Association since its beginnings in 1995, Andrew Spang has played various instruments - and has even conducted the community band. This year, he's playing the French horn for the first time, and has the pleasure of sitting next to his son. "This is our first year doing it (together)," said Spang, of his 11-year-old, French horn playing son, Benjamin. "My daughter is in the string orchestra. This is her first year, too. It's really neat.
ENTERTAINMENT
By KARIN REMESCH and KARIN REMESCH,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2000
And the band plays on --almost every night of the week. If you like your music outdoors -- from rock, pop and country to gospel, jazz and classical -- then pack a picnic, grab a blanket or folding chair and head for one of the many' al frescoconcerts offered this summer in Baltimore and surrounding counties. The concert sites are just as diverse as the sounds of music. Your choices range from Baltimore's waterfront, with the city skyline as backdrop to topiary gardens and parks where majestic trees provide shade from the hot summer sun. Many concerts are organized by community volunteers, such as the members of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.
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