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September 9, 2010
Destiney Boyd of Hagerstown, 11, took advantage of the cooler temperatures and practiced her clarinet curbside outside her Frederick Manor home Thursday afternoon. Boyd is a sixth-grader at E. Russell Hicks Middle School and a second-year clarinet student.
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by KATE COLEMAN | April 19, 2007
If Mike Hoover isn't playing clarinet or saxophone, there's a good chance he can be found teaching the instruments. The Chambersburg, Pa., native and resident has played clarinet with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He also played in the Hagerstown Municipal Band for 30 years, a big influence because of the variety and level of music performed. Q: How long have you been playing the clarinet? When did you start and why? A: I started playing in 1963.
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By KATE COLEMAN | April 22, 2010
During the first full week of April, Beverly Butts traveled twice to Washington County from her home in Hershey, Pa., to perform with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's woodwind quintet. The clarinetist made both trips to play at elementary school concerts. Butts has been involved in MSO's educational outreach for almost all of her more than 25 years with the orchestra. She also participates in the Kinder Konzerts and Symphony Saturdays programs and annual youth concerts for Tri-State area fourth-graders.
LIFESTYLE
June 27, 2013
New Horizons Band, a concert band whose members are older than 50, are seeking members.  The band practices from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday afternoons at the Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown Anyone is welcome to join. The band is especially in need of clarinet players and percussionists.  For more information go to www.newhorizonsbandhagerstown.org  or contact Director Dave McCandless at 717-328-5541 or Barbara Trumpower at 717-597-8559.
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by KATE COLEMAN | February 12, 2004
Frank Foster's first instrument was the clarinet. He started playing at 11 but switched to the saxophone a couple of years later after he learned the clarinet wasn't a principal dance band instrument. The Cincinnati native played in dance bands as a teen and was leading - and doing the arrangements for - his own 12-piece ensemble by the time he was a senior in high school. He continued playing and arranging at Wilberforce University, was hired by Count Basie Orchestra alumnus Snooky Young for a six-week gig in Detroit.
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by BONNIE HELLUM BRECHBILL | February 25, 2003
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A few weeks after high school graduation this spring, Rachael Stepler will pack her clarinet and take off for a three-week musical tour of Europe. Recently selected for the prestigious Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus, the 17-year-old Greencastle-Antrim High School senior, along with about 150 other band members, will give 10 performances at concert halls throughout Europe. The students will visit Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and Luxembourg.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | January 26, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Marva Swayne has a big, big voice. The 10-year-old sings in her church's youth choir and recently belted out "I Believe I Can Fly" in front of hundreds of people at Hagerstown Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. "People were clapping in the middle of the song," Marva said as she talked about her performance at HCC. The audience rewarded Marva's performance with an enthusiastic standing ovation. "Marva has always talked loud, been loud.
NEWS
by ROBERT KELLER | February 13, 2007
Music is something that we all know and love. But for two students from North Hagerstown High School, music is more like a passion. Quinn Gelestino, a 17-year-old senior, and Ethan Jones, a 16-year-old junior, earned seats in the Maryland High School All-State Band. Both of them play clarinet in the All-State Band's concert Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Both had different opinions on the music they received for the all-state auditions, though. "I knew it was a challenge," Ethan said.
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BY ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 4, 2002
His glasses resting halfway down his nose, Brad Smith held a list of his music students near his face. He stared past the sheet. His mind was occupied, his ears fixed on a parade of notes on the other side of a closed classroom door. As South Hagerstown High School junior Amy Sandeen proceeded through the first movement of Paul Hindemith's "Sonata for Clarinet," Smith, her teacher, nodded. Then, he shook his head. "She didn't pick her best reed," Smith said at one point.
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by HEATHER KEELS | August 5, 2005
HAGERSTOWN heatherk@herald-mail.com "What instrument do you play?" is not a simple question for 19-year-old Ashleah Younker. "Well ... " she begins, ticking them off on her fingers as she searches her mind, and soon she's out of fingers and it starts to look like "what don't you play?" might have been an easier question to answer. On Sunday evenings in the summer, when Younker takes her seat at the City Park band shell to play in the Hagerstown Municipal Band, she is holding a clarinet, an instrument she has played since second grade and one she says always is in great demand in the community band.
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June 27, 2013
New Horizons Band, a concert band whose members are older than 50, are seeking members.  The band practices from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday afternoons at the Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown Anyone is welcome to join. The band is especially in need of clarinet players and percussionists.  For more information go to www.newhorizonsbandhagerstown.org  or contact Director Dave McCandless at 717-328-5541 or Barbara Trumpower at 717-597-8559.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2012
There are a few things you can usually count on at the Williamsport Community Band's annual Christmas concert. The band will perform “The Night Before Christmas” while the poem is read to children, Santa will drop by and hand out toys donated through the Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots program and Nelson Deal will serve as announcer for the program. Deal, 81, said he's missed a few of the band's concerts due to his health and, one day, there will be a younger announcer, but he enjoys the role.
NEWS
September 9, 2010
Destiney Boyd of Hagerstown, 11, took advantage of the cooler temperatures and practiced her clarinet curbside outside her Frederick Manor home Thursday afternoon. Boyd is a sixth-grader at E. Russell Hicks Middle School and a second-year clarinet student.
NEWS
By KATE COLEMAN | April 22, 2010
During the first full week of April, Beverly Butts traveled twice to Washington County from her home in Hershey, Pa., to perform with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's woodwind quintet. The clarinetist made both trips to play at elementary school concerts. Butts has been involved in MSO's educational outreach for almost all of her more than 25 years with the orchestra. She also participates in the Kinder Konzerts and Symphony Saturdays programs and annual youth concerts for Tri-State area fourth-graders.
NEWS
October 30, 2008
Loretta Lynn with The Lynns, also Justin Jones 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW, Washington, D.C. Tickets cost $55. The "Coal Miner's Daughter" brings her act to the big city. For tickets, go to www.930.com , Tickets.com or Ticketmaster.com , or call 800-955-5566 or 410-547-7328. Gregg Allman 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis, Md. Tickets cost $125 plus tax and surcharge.
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By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | February 19, 2008
It was a big week for band members Last week was all about the music in our middle and high schools. Both music programs sent several representatives to the All-County Band Concert at North Hagerstown High School with performances by both middle and high school bands, and the All-County jazz ensemble. Middle schoolers who made All-County The following students from the middle school were selected to participate: Allison Atkins, Shannon McClellan, and Alex Pantos, flutes; Lynsey Miller, Katie Rickerds and Shelby Wallace, clarinets; Allison Davenport, bass clarinet; Fred Funke and Rachel Waugerman, alto saxophones; Ben Gantz, David Heim and Tommy Kersting, french horns; Brandon Redman, Kevin Day and Ryan Tucker, trumpets; Kacey Clark, Omair Akmal and Steven Kurapathy, trombones; Justin Doak, tuba; and Cate Heaney, percussion.
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by KATE COLEMAN | April 19, 2007
If Mike Hoover isn't playing clarinet or saxophone, there's a good chance he can be found teaching the instruments. The Chambersburg, Pa., native and resident has played clarinet with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He also played in the Hagerstown Municipal Band for 30 years, a big influence because of the variety and level of music performed. Q: How long have you been playing the clarinet? When did you start and why? A: I started playing in 1963.
NEWS
by ROBERT KELLER | February 13, 2007
Music is something that we all know and love. But for two students from North Hagerstown High School, music is more like a passion. Quinn Gelestino, a 17-year-old senior, and Ethan Jones, a 16-year-old junior, earned seats in the Maryland High School All-State Band. Both of them play clarinet in the All-State Band's concert Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Both had different opinions on the music they received for the all-state auditions, though. "I knew it was a challenge," Ethan said.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | January 26, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Marva Swayne has a big, big voice. The 10-year-old sings in her church's youth choir and recently belted out "I Believe I Can Fly" in front of hundreds of people at Hagerstown Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. "People were clapping in the middle of the song," Marva said as she talked about her performance at HCC. The audience rewarded Marva's performance with an enthusiastic standing ovation. "Marva has always talked loud, been loud.
NEWS
by HEATHER KEELS | August 5, 2005
HAGERSTOWN heatherk@herald-mail.com "What instrument do you play?" is not a simple question for 19-year-old Ashleah Younker. "Well ... " she begins, ticking them off on her fingers as she searches her mind, and soon she's out of fingers and it starts to look like "what don't you play?" might have been an easier question to answer. On Sunday evenings in the summer, when Younker takes her seat at the City Park band shell to play in the Hagerstown Municipal Band, she is holding a clarinet, an instrument she has played since second grade and one she says always is in great demand in the community band.
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