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May 12, 2010
The Williamsport High School Blue Band Boosters will hold a money bonanza Friday, May 21, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. It is open to anyone 21 and older. Tickets cost $35 per couple, which includes dinner, soda, dessert, beer on tap and a chance to win money. The first and every 10th ticket drawn will win $35. The last drawing will be for $1,000. There will be a cash bar, drawings, raffles, 50/50 and tip jars. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6. There will be a DJ from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Long at 301-582-3819 or k.long@myactv.
NEWS
September 4, 1998
WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport High Blue Band will debut its new uniforms at halftime of a home football game at the school on Friday, Sept. 11. Williamsport will play Catoctin in a game that begins at 7:30 p.m. Williamsport High School Band Boosters are inviting individual and corporate sponsors to the game to see the uniforms, which keep the military style and a more modern look, and to be honored for their donations. A spokeswoman for the Band Boosters said the uniforms cost $53,000.
NEWS
November 18, 2009
The Williamsport Blue Band will hold a fundraiser Wednesday night at the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Wesel Boulevard in Hagerstown. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Let the restaurant know you read about the fundraiser in the newspaper, and Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of your bill to the Blue Band. The proceeds will go to help pay for new band uniforms. For more information, contact Missy at missy@nashhomes4u.com .
NEWS
November 26, 2009
WHS choral group hosts holiday dinner, concert On Saturday, Dec. 5, the WHS Choral Department will host its annual holiday dinner and concert at Williamsport High School. A dinner of turkey with whipped potatoes and gravy, stuffing, sauerkraut, peas, cranberry sauce and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream will be served. Also included will be iced tea, lemonade and coffee. A concession table will be open before the show selling cookies, candies and other goodies.
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By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885 | October 8, 2009
o Read more Jamie Shekels columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Hoedown planned at Hagerstown Park Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown will be hosting the annual Harvest Hoedown on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The first 750 children ages 12 and younger will receive a free pumpkin and apple. A scarecrow-making activity will be available, along with pumpkin painting, balloon animals, hayrides, tractor barrel rides, a petting zoo, face painting and more.   Homecoming events set for Oct. 24 Williamsport High School will kick off its Homecoming celebration with the annual parade on Saturday, Oct. 24. Those interested in participating as a marching unit may reserve a place by contacting Mr. Stike at 301-766-8434.
NEWS
November 14, 2008
The Williamsport Band Boosters are holding a new uniform bonanza fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. at the Fairplay Volunteer Fire Company, 18002 Tilghmanton Road. Tickets cost $35 per couple, and include a meal, drinks, dessert, and a live band until 11 p.m. This event is open to anyone 21 years of age and older. There will be raffles, 50/50s, and tip jars. All proceeds will go toward paying off the new Blue Band uniforms. Those wishing tickets or information may contact Karen Long at 301-582-3819 or by sending e-mail to k.long@myactv.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | October 15, 2008
View and purchase photos from the Showcase of Bands View the "Showcase of bands" slideshow HAGERSTOWN -- In a matter of hours Tuesday evening, fans at School Stadium weathered a hurricane, climbed Mount Everest and journeyed through Tolkien's Middle Earth -- all through the power of music. The themed musical productions were part of this year's Showcase of Marching Bands, a noncompetitive performance featuring all seven of Washington County's high school marching bands and a combined performance of "God Bless America.
NEWS
May 25, 2010
MAY 19, 1994-MAY 23, 2010 Josh Forsythe, 16, of Hagerstown, was called home to be with his Savior Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Sinai Hospital after a two-year battle with Ewing's sarcoma, a very rare and aggressive form of bone cancer. He was born May 19, 1994, at Washington County Hospital, the son of Ann Forsythe Crist and Scott Andrew Crist. He was a sophomore at Williamsport High School and a member of the Blue Band. He was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229 | September 24, 2008
Blue Band places second at Tournament of Bands The Williamsport Blue Band placed second in the Tournament of Bands event at Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Saturday, Sept. 20. Decked out in new uniforms, the band scored 75.1 out of a possible 100 points. The next Tournament of Bands will be Saturday at North Hagerstown High School. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or through Robert Stike, band director. He can be reached at stikerob@wcboe.
OBITUARIES
September 11, 2012
Lawrence Tracy Cline, 56, of Mason, Ohio, died Sept. 8, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati. Born Oct. 26, 1955, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Robert W. Cline Sr. and Grace (Mercereau) Cline. He was the loving father of Brandon, Justin, Spencer, Serina and Jason; and the beloved husband of Gail Andersen. He is survived by his brother, Douglas (Lynn) Cline; sisters-in-law, Linda Deubert, Susan (John) Lethbridge and Gayle Cline; brother-in-law, Jerry Matheny; mother-in-law, Margaret Andersen; and 11 nieces and nephews.
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Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | September 5, 2013
The Williamsport High School Blue Band will hold tag day in Williamsport on Saturday. Members of the Blue Band will be traveling throughout the Williamsport community between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, knocking on doors, delivering tags and asking for donations for the band.  All donations to the Blue Band will go toward purchasing new music and instruments, the repair of old instruments, festival fees and travel expenses. The band asks that all checks be made out to Williamsport High School.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | February 19, 2013
Roy Rogers Restaurant and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters invite the community to Blue Band Night, which is Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Massey Boulevard location. The restaurant will give a portion of the check to the Blue Band Boosters. A flier is required. Go to www.whsblueband.org/Documents/20130220.pdf to receive a copy. Winter Praise and Jam set at Calvary Temple Winter Praise and Jam will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St. The event will be a night of worship featuring two local bands, City Skies and Living Stones.
OBITUARIES
September 11, 2012
Lawrence Tracy Cline, 56, of Mason, Ohio, died Sept. 8, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati. Born Oct. 26, 1955, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Robert W. Cline Sr. and Grace (Mercereau) Cline. He was the loving father of Brandon, Justin, Spencer, Serina and Jason; and the beloved husband of Gail Andersen. He is survived by his brother, Douglas (Lynn) Cline; sisters-in-law, Linda Deubert, Susan (John) Lethbridge and Gayle Cline; brother-in-law, Jerry Matheny; mother-in-law, Margaret Andersen; and 11 nieces and nephews.
EDUCATION
May 6, 2012
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools: Monday, May 7    • AP exams all week      Boonsboro Middle - Eighth-grade class photo, 9 a.m.   Clear Spring Middle - Eighth-grade class picture, 2:45 p.m.  E. Russell Hicks Middle - Band boosters meeting in band room, 7 p.m. Eastern Elementary - Lois Manfull nutrition class...
NEWS
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | January 12, 2012
The Williamsport Blue Band Boosters will hold a Longaberger and Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25 per person and include a meal and 26 games of bingo. Refreshments, raffles and tip jars will be available to purchase. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., dinner will be provided by the Elks Lodge at 12:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 1:30 p.m. To order tickets, call Kristi Palmer 301-331-7409. Proceeds help to support the Williamsport High School Blue Band.
EDUCATION
April 20, 2011
The fourth annual Yard Sale Extravaganza to benefit the Williamsport High Blue Band will be Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the football field at the high school. It will be held rain or shine. The event includes a bake sale and concessions. Donations of yard sale items (no electronics or clothing, please) are being accepted. Space to rent costs $15. To reserve a space, make a donation or for more details or directions, contact Missy DeHaven at 301-667-9660 or missy@nashhomes4u.com .      
NEWS
January 15, 2011
Wendy's and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters Club invite the community to this month's Blue Band Night Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 1570 Wesel Blvd. restaurant. The band purchased uniforms in 2008 and all money raised will be used to help pay for them. Tell the server you support the Blue Band and Wendy's will give the uniform fund a portion of the bill.   For more information, e-mail missy@nashhomes4u.com.
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