February 4, 2012
Dana Getka said she got a little nervous before playing a clarinet solo during the all-county band show Saturday night at North Hagerstown High School. As second chair in the All Washington County High School Concert Band, the 14-year-old Boonsboro High School freshman said she never really played a lot of solos. But when the first chair got knocked out earlier this week with a wrist injury, Getka said she was bumped into the spotlight. “It's my first solo in front of an audience,” Getka said.
January 24, 1997
By Teri Johnson Staff Writer Top instrumental music students in Washington County public schools will perform Friday, Jan. 31, at North Hagerstown High School. The 1997 All-County Band Concert, which will feature three ensembles, begins at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. Almost 300 students from the county's middle and high schools will participate. Students are chosen by the recommendation of school band directors, says Susie Kunkle, music resource specialist for Washington County Schools.
July 5, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Sunday's performance by the Hagerstown Municipal Band was an extension of the Independence Day celebration, but it also took some attendees back in time. The band's annual July Fourth concert at the Peter Buys Band Shell in City Park Sunday night featured patriotic songs, including military marches, to get everyone in the holiday mood. Some of the people in attendance said the show was like living in the 1950s. "It's like being in a movie setting," said one woman in attendance.
February 4, 2008
The 2008 All-County Middle and High School Band and Jazz Ensemble Concert has been rescheduled for Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School, according to a Washington County Public Schools press release. The change was made because of Friday's school closing, which forced the cancellation of a full day of rehearsal for the participants, according to the release. Rehearsal has been rescheduled for Friday, according to the release. The concert will feature the All-County Middle School Band under the direction of guest conductor Kurt Nigh, the All-County Senior High School Band directed by guest conductor Lee Stevens, and the All-County Senior High School Jazz Ensemble directed by guest conductor Matt Gallagher.
May 13, 2010
Hedgesville (W.Va.) Middle School music teacher Mark Albright was honored with the West Virginia Bandmaster of the Year Award during the school's band concert.
August 10, 2007
Today · 10 a.m. to noon - The Great Greencastle Sandcastle Competition, sponsored by the Greencastle Area Arts Council, Jerome R. King Playground, north end volleyball court, North Carlisle Street. · 7:30 p.m. - U.S. Army Field Band Concert, Greencastle-Antrim High School's Kaley Field, 300 S. Ridge Ave. · After band concert - fireworks display, Greencastle-Antrim High School complex - Kaley Field, 300 S. Ridge Ave. Saturday · 8:30 to 11 p.m. - Unofficial closing ceremony and music, featuring "Debonaire," on Center Square For information and a complete schedule of events, go to www.oldhomeweek.
December 12, 2011
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools: Monday, Dec. 12 Barbara Ingram School for the Arts - Parent guild meeting in Black Box Theatre, 7 p.m. Boonsboro Elementary - PTA executive committee meeting, 3 to 4 p.m. Clear Spring Elementary - Holiday shop through Wednesday Clear Spring Middle - Holiday chorus concert at Clear Spring...