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RECORD STAFF REPORT | April 11, 2013
The Havre de Grace High School Warrior Pride Marching Band was chosen to perform in the prestigious Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 13. The marching band auditioned for the parade for the first time and was selected to be a part of a special All-Star Maryland marching band. The Warriors band will be combined with the Westminster High School marching band and the two will have the privilege of leading off the parade, band director Rick Hauf said. The parade travels down Constitution Avenue from the Washington Monument to the White House and is televised live in the D.C. market.
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By David Driver | January 29, 2014
Rabbi Daniel Plotkin was in the marching band at the University of Wisconsin and one of his highlights came when the football team took part in the Rose Bowl parade in 1994 - the school's first appearance in the game in 31 years. When Plotkin became the rabbi at Beth Shalom in Columbia less than three years ago, he soon learned of several other congregants with dormant musical backgrounds but no outlet to keep sharp or exhibit their skills. With the assistance of Steve Cohen, who joined the congregation in 2005, Plotkin created Divine Intervention, an eclectic mix of musicians who held An Evening at the Coffee House on Jan. 25 as a fundraiser for Beth Shalom.
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September 27, 2002
The second Howard County Music in Motion high school marching-band show and competition will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Atholton High School, 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia. Ten bands are scheduled to perform, including Howard County bands from Atholton, Hammond, Long Reach and River Hill high schools. Trophies will be awarded. The show is produced by Howard County Music in Motion Inc., a nonprofit group of parent volunteers, and is part of the United States Scholastic Band Association's circuit of high school marching band competitions.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2013
Drums and xylophones were lined up along with buses in the parking lots of Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday as high school marching bands from around the region gathered to show off what they had been practicing for months. Students from nine states competed in Music for All's Bands of America Regional Championship. The Lassiter High School marching band from Marietta, Ga., won the competition and will participate in a national championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where the NFL Colts play.
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December 3, 2003
The Atholton Raider Marching Band concluded its 2003 competition season Nov. 1 by capturing the U.S. Scholastic Band Association's state championship for Group II, Open, a category for high-scoring smaller bands. The band also finished first in its division in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award was the culmination of a winning season for the Atholton High School band, which took first place in its category at the 25th Annual Showcase of Bands on Oct. 4 at Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge; second place in its category at the Tournament of Bands (TOB)
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 23, 1999
THERE'S NOTHING like the sound of a marching band to lift one's spirits on a cool autumn night.Starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 2, you can hear the Francis Scott Key High School marching band and nine others march to rousing tunes as they compete at the athletic field at Francis Scott Key High School. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students.Francis Scott Key's instrumental music boosters -- parents who support the band by raising money and sponsoring events such as the festival -- are enthusiastic about the competition.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 5, 2002
WHAT DOES IT take to transform a freshman musician into a member of an award-winning marching band such as the one at Severna Park High School? It takes a dynamic director, supportive parents, and a drum major with a big heart. Oh, and lots of duct tape. When beginning marchers first take the field, they don't carry instruments; they clutch rolls of duct tape. As they move from spot to spot, they mark their location with pieces of tape so they can find the spot again. This is one of the strategies that produces a top-notch band for Severna Park band director R. Thomas Powell.
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By JONI GUHNE | May 19, 1994
We're off!Central County is about to enter the last month of organized frenzy before the summer lull, or as we in the business like to call it, the Final Four.A free spring concert will be presented at 7:30 tonight by the Severna Park High School Marching Band.Although the performance is in the auditorium, it will include all the highlights of a field show: state champion Drum Major Corey Poorman, the state champion Band Front/Flag Line and the band's popular version of "Phantom of the Opera," all directed by R. Thomas Powell.
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October 4, 1995
The South Carroll High School Cavaliers marching band took first place and swept the specialty awards categories among Group 2 bands Saturday night at the Walkersville High Tournament of Bands.The Cavaliers scored 78.1 and were awarded best band front, best music, best drum major, best percussion and best marching and maneuvering. Group 2 bands have 36 to 55 musicians.South Carroll's next scheduled competition is Saturday at Middletown High School. The band also will march in the Mount Airy Fall Festival parade Saturday morning.
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September 24, 1997
The Westminster High School Instrumental Music Boosters will be the hosts for the Cadets Marching Band Cooperative Maryland Regional Band Competition at 5 p.m. Saturday.Eighteen of the best bands from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia will compete.Bands from Westminster, Francis Scott Key, Liberty and North Carroll will participate.Tickets are $8 at the gate.Westminster High School is at 1225 Washington Road.Information: 410-751-3630.PoliceWestminster: Two residents of Logan Drive told police Monday that someone stole property from vehicles parked outside their homes.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | April 11, 2013
The Havre de Grace High School Warrior Pride Marching Band was chosen to perform in the prestigious Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 13. The marching band auditioned for the parade for the first time and was selected to be a part of a special All-Star Maryland marching band. The Warriors band will be combined with the Westminster High School marching band and the two will have the privilege of leading off the parade, band director Rick Hauf said. The parade travels down Constitution Avenue from the Washington Monument to the White House and is televised live in the D.C. market.
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March 19, 2013
My compliments to the organizers of the recent Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade ("Thousands line Baltimore Streets for St. Patrick," March 11). It was a great parade, but it was missing one key ingredient: the Ravens marching band - Baltimore's Marching Ravens - was nowhere to be seen! The band and its well-known predecessor, the Colts' Marching Band, has been a staple in this St. Patrick's Day parade for many years. Yet on a beautiful, sunny day, in the year when the Ravens actually won the Super Bowl and the band would have been resoundingly cheered, they were missing.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
William Charles Brubaker, a retired aeronautical engineer who was a founding trombone player in the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital of complications from injuries he suffered near his Lutherville home. Family members said he was struck by a vehicle while walking last year. He was 91. Born in Altoona, Pa., he earned a degree in aeronautical engineering at what is now Trine University in Angola, Ind. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in a communications unit.
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By Zach Sparks, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2013
They've played for the queen. They've played for four presidents. And Monday, the "Mighty Sound of Maryland" will add President Barack Obama to their list of famous fans. Led by the sounds of booming drum lines and trombones, the University of Maryland marching band will serenade Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Inaugural Presidential Parade. The band is one of 60 acts chosen to perform from a pool of more than 2,800 applicants. L. Richmond Sparks, associate professor, conducting and director of bands, says he submitted video and audio tapes of the band during the application.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2013
Doris Mae Hoey Snyder, an Annapolis resident who performed as the head majorette for the Baltimore Colts Marching Band and later formed the Washington Redskinettes, died Dec. 18 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center after suffering an aortic dissection. She was 85. Mrs. Snyder was born in Baltimore. She grew up in Pigtown and attended Southern High School in Federal Hill, where she learned her majorette skills, and Anne Arundel Community College. She became a majorette for the Colts Marching Band in 1947, one of six original members of the group.
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October 25, 2012
Marching bands from Towson, Dulaney and Loch Raven high schools, as well as several others from Baltimore County, will perform in the Baltimore County Public Schools' 24th annual Marching Band Showcase, to be held Sunday, Oct. 28, beginning at 4 p.m., at Mustang Stadium, Stevenson University, 11003 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills. Those schools, as well as Franklin, Milford Mill, Patapsco, Perry Hall, Sparrows Point, Woodlawn and New Town high schools, will join for a mass band performance to conclude the event.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 1, 2000
EVERY SATURDAY, they line up on the football field in the team's green and white colors. Even though they have never caught a pass, scored a touchdown or kicked a field goal, they'll be competing in the East Coast Regional Championships in Philadelphia. They are the Atholton High School Marching Band - and they hope to take first place in the United States Scholastic Band Association's Group III open class Sunday on Franklin Field. It takes long hours of practice and a commitment to excellence to be a member of this winning organization.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
Robert L. Skillman III, a professional photographer who had been a part-time weekend assignment editor at WMAR-TV for a decade, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. The Northwood resident was 59. Mr. Skillman was attending the annual Ed Block Courage Awards ceremony at Martin's West when he collapsed from a heart attack. He was taken to Northwest Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, family members said. Mr. Skillman was born in Baltimore and raised in Northwood.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2012
Persistent brisk southwest winds and temperatures hovering in the low 40s failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the spirited crowd that gathered at noon Monday in downtown Baltimore to honor the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 92Q DJ Konan and his sidekick, Erica Kane, shouted to the crowd from the official reviewing stand at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Franklin Street before the parade kicked off, "We're going to have a hot parade...
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