August 3, 2007
A former county schools official has been appointed to the board of trustees for the Community College of Baltimore County, the school announced yesterday. H. Scott Gehring, a former assistant superintendent for schools in the northwest area of the county, was appointed to a five-year term by Gov. Martin O'Malley. In a 30-year career with county schools, Gehring progressed through the ranks, moving from guidance counselor, to principal to assistant superintendent. He recently retired from his assistant superintendent position, which he had held since 2001.
May 5, 2006
Band director Mike Blackman challenged his players to "sweat." Not in the literal sense, despite the fact that nearly 85 musicians playing for the Columbia Concert Band are crowded in the band room at River Hill High School. He wanted his band members to focus on the music and give it their all. A nonprofit community band since 1983, it practices yearlong for two hours each Monday night. At this week's practice, members let out a few laughs before quickly getting down to business and responding to Blackman's call for sweat.
April 30, 2006
River Hill High School will hold a meeting for parents of incoming ninth-graders from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Parents will have an opportunity to learn about activities available to their children and how they, as parents, can be involved. Representatives from school clubs, student government, sports teams and parent organizations will be on hand. The evening will begin with a presentation by the PTSA, music and drama boosters, athletic department and student government. Refreshments will be served.
April 23, 2006
The Columbia Concert Band will present its spring concert, featuring Alfred Reed's The Hounds of Spring, Hobbits by Johan DeMeij, music from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by John Williams and Victory Lopez, and other works, at 3 p.m. May 7 at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. Admission is free; tickets are not required. The nonprofit community band, which is affiliated with Howard Community College, has been performing since 1983. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for amateur musicians to play challenging band music while entertaining the public.
March 5, 2006
Traditional Arts at Farm Museum The Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster will hold Traditional Arts classes beginning this month. Some openings remain in these classes: basketmaking, blacksmithing, Bauernmalerei, chair caning, crazy quilt pincushion, knitting, Pennsylvania German Fraktur, penny run table runner, natural dyes on wool fiber, open hearth cooking, rug hooking, scratched egg designs, seat weaving, soap making, spinning, stenciled floorcloth,...
July 2, 2004
Its bandwagon, the famous bouncing ball and hectic music schedule are all gone. But when Baltimore's Municipal Concert Band starts its season tonight in Patterson Park, it continues a more than 100-year-old tradition of taxpayer-financed summer concerts that have disappeared from most other big American cities. In Baltimore, too, the handwriting may be on the wall. Because of a budget squeeze, this year's season has been truncated to seven appearances between today and July 14 by the concert band of freelance musicians.