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November 15, 2012
The Westfield Marching Band Parents Association would like to extend our warmest thanks to the staff, parents and students of Atholton High School in Columbia. The recent hurricane and snowstorm in New Jersey kept the WHS Band from practicing in the lead-up to their most crucial performances of the season, the National Championship in Annapolis and the New Jersey State Championship. By opening their facilities, striping the field, providing water, snacks and coffee for the band and parents and staff, the school provided a huge boost to the band.
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June 11, 2014
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, June 11, 1964: Glue sniffing was in the rise in Harford County among people ages of 13 to 17. Dr. Henry Freimuth, a toxicologist from the office of the Chief Medical Examiner, furnished the following information relating to the habit of glue sniffing. The practice of glue sniffing is a means of obtaining a cheap high. Most sniffers fail to realize the practice could be habit-forming and may cause harmful after effects. Drowsiness, stupor and unconsciousness may follow.
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By Donna Koros Stramella and Donna Koros Stramella,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 13, 2000
THE GLEN BURNIE High School Band will showcase auto excellence at a Rod and Custom Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the school's center court area. The fee for entrants is $12 per car. Plaques and trophies will be awarded to winners. All models and model years are eligible. Admission is free for spectators, and food will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the GBHS marching band, which will perform Friday at a home football game at 7 p.m. Its halftime show will feature a "007" theme, with tunes from James Bond movies.
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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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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 22, 1995
For the better part of the school year, the band members of the South Carroll High School Marching Cavaliers spend their time practicing instruments and routines, performing in competitions and participating in fund-raising activities. But when the holiday season approaches, their thoughts turn to helping out the less fortunate in our community.For several years, the students have been adopting two families from the Carroll County area and providing them with traditional meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2004
PERRYVILLE - The Perryville High School marching band traveled to Orlando, Fla., this month to lead a parade down Walt Disney World's Main Street at Magic Kingdom. "It was definitely fun. We were the first thing anyone saw," said tuba player John Reinhart, a senior at Perryville. "It was kind of neat; no one in Cecil County had ever done that before. ... I had a blast." After the band's 30 members heard in December that their audition tape had been accepted, the students raised more than $500 each for the trip by selling candles, fruit and Valentine's Day flowers and by performing outside a grocery store.
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By Brian Sullam and Brian Sullam,Staff Writer | February 13, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Jennifer Dalton, a senior who plays the trumpet in the Bel Air High School band, sat about 50 feet from George Bush yesterday as he announced his bid for re-election. She could hear the president but couldn't see him."Here it was, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I couldn't even see the president," a slightly dejected Ms. Dalton said.A phalanx of Cabinet officials and secret service agents -- who see the president all the time -- as well as some well-to-do Republicans were standing between the 56-member band and the presidential lectern.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | January 21, 1993
Twenty-two members of a Rhode Island high school band that marched in President Clinton's Inauguration Day parade were hospitalized in Baltimore County last night when they became sick. None of the students -- seven boys and 15 girls -- is seriously ill. All were expected to be well enough to leave today for home.At least one adult supervisor also was ill, but he was treated by an ambulance crew at the Marriott Hotel at Hunt Valley where the group was staying.Ronald Flood, security chief at the Marriott Hotel, said 84 band members from Westerly High School in Westerly, R.I., and 14 adult supervisors left the hotel early yesterday morning in three tour buses bound for Washington.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2004
She is smiling too much, a Broadway smile. But it's just rehearsal - it's not the real crucifixion. For now, 16-year-old Jodi Wenger can kid around as two high school classmates hoist her off her feet and onto a 2-by-4 crucifix stand-in. What's important at this stage is not to be spun into the bass drums or get clipped by the Flag Guard. She'll lose the smile for the show, but you don't want to lose a tooth. It's very serious business representing Christ from that movie of last year called The Passion of the Christ.
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By Laura Dreibelbis and Laura Dreibelbis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 13, 2000
The audience at River Hill High School was treated to an uncommon musical performance last night at the school's winter concert, featuring performances from several of the school's musical groups. Instead of playing background notes - jokingly referred to as "oompa oompa" - to keep the beat, a tuba was featured in a solo. A guest soloist, Navy Band Musician First Class J. Kelly Diamond, performed "Tuba Concerto" by Edward Gregson accompanied by the River Hill band. The piece has a majestic feel to it with a loud, vigorous beginning, followed by a softer, flowing section and a return to the beginning theme.
NEWS
May 15, 2013
Twenty-four graduating high school student-athletes, representing Harford County's 12 senior classes, will be honored at the 28th Annual Al Cesky Scholarship Fund's (ACSF) awards banquet Wednesday at the Richlin Ballroom, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, with a student price of $35. Call 410-838-6787 or visit http://www.alceskyscholarhsip.org for more information. Two of the scholarship winners, one male and one female, will receive scholarship awards amounting to $5,000 each from the ACSF to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education.
EXPLORE
November 15, 2012
The Westfield Marching Band Parents Association would like to extend our warmest thanks to the staff, parents and students of Atholton High School in Columbia. The recent hurricane and snowstorm in New Jersey kept the WHS Band from practicing in the lead-up to their most crucial performances of the season, the National Championship in Annapolis and the New Jersey State Championship. By opening their facilities, striping the field, providing water, snacks and coffee for the band and parents and staff, the school provided a huge boost to the band.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2012
In a city where new bands pop up every week, you have to find a way to stand out - especially if you're a cover band. But for the Bellevederes, finding a niche in the old-school music scene seemed almost effortless. Wanting a name representing their love for Baltimore, the group was inspired by the iconic Belevedere Hotel. With big instruments and bigger vocals, the Bellevederes hope to excite their audience while maintaining an authentic performance. The eleven members tell b that they "search '50s and '60s hidden soul gems for inspiration, homage and reinterpretation - songs that make us tap our toes and smile.
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2011
In nearly 38 years as a music teacher for the Baltimore city public schools, Wendell Hairston led student bands in performances before visiting dignitaries including Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and former President Bill Clinton. No matter who the audience was, Hairston took great pleasure in seeing his students perform, colleagues say. "When the students played, you could just see the joy and pride in his face," said Lucy J. Miller, a former principal of Dr. Nathan A. Pitts-Ashburton Elementary/Middle, one of the schools where Hairston taught.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2010
Arundel High School senior percussionist Alex Musliner readily recalls his last marching band mishap: He dropped a drumstick during a recent performance. Luckily, he carries a spare drumstick for just such an occasion. His marching band teammate, senior percussionist Trevor Jones, also remembers dropping a drumstick during a recent football game. "I tried to take one from him," he said, pointing to Musliner. "Then I actually reached down and picked [his own drumstick] up. " The two laugh about the mishaps now, but they say that during a competition they can be humiliating.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 24, 2010
William Louis "Bill" Miller, who was an original member of the Colts' Marching Band and a retired educator, died Sept. 15 of myelodysplastic syndrome at Mandarin House Hospice in Harwood. Mr. Miller, who had homes in Columbia and Annapolis, was 77. Mr. Miller, whose parents owned Miller's Hardware at East Baltimore and Clinton streets, was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1950 graduate of the old Patterson Park High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1954 from what is now Towson University.
NEWS
January 13, 1998
Students from Westminster High School -- not the school band -- will play patriotic music Saturday when Westminster resident Patricia Holbert announces her candidacy for Carroll County commissioner.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 1/13/98
NEWS
March 15, 1993
Name: James Bae, 18, of ArnoldSchool: Broadneck High SchoolAccomplishments/Interests: James maintains an A average, is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the golf, wrestling and tennis teams and the school band, orchestra and jazz band.Outside of school he participates in a county-sponsored volleyball club.As a tutor in the Project Success program, James offers individual instruction to young minority students, helping them to succeed academically.James' future plans include joining the Marine Corps and attending college as well as graduate school.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2010
The Annapolis Middle School Dance Company next year will become the state's first middle school to perform in a college football bowl game when it takes the field at halftime of the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 3. The 12-member dance company will be among 1,000 student performers in the sporting event known for its halftime entertainment. The Orange Bowl game will be played at the 75,000-seat Sun Life Stadium, which is also the home of the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins. "We are very proud and excited to represent our school and all of the dancers in our country," Annapolis Middle dance company director Kendra Smith said in a statement Friday.
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