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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 14, 2009
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- After one bone-chilling trip around the gravel track at Hedgesville High School, marching band color guard co-captain Michelle Mitchell had enough. "I can't feel my fingers," Michelle told a fellow color guard member Wednesday afternoon while practicing the "Manhattan Beach March" by John Philip Sousa for the West Virginia gubernatorial inaugural parade scheduled for Monday morning in Charleston, W.Va. Sixty-five members of the school's marching band, along with contingents from Martinsburg Berkeley Springs and Paw Paw high schools, are among 34 high schools expected to take part in the parade, according to Gov. Joe Manchin's office.
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November 3, 2008
Winners in the 84th annual Alsatia Mummers Parade: Amateur floats First -- Otterbein United Methodist Church Second -- NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown Third -- Gift of Sight Fourth -- Starland Roller Rink Elaborate First -- No. 10, Birthday Party Girl Second -- No. 6, Barrel of Monkeys Third -- No. 8, Night of the Living Dead Fourth -- No. 28, Mrs. Dog Butt Fifth -- No. 12, Dog ...
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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.
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September 28, 2008
Members of the local AMVETS Color Guard recently traveled to Orlando, Fla., for a national color guard competition. The team, plus a support group, represented Washington County AMVETS Post 10 during the convention held Aug. 2 to Aug. 9. The Post 10 team, of 770 Frederick St. in Hagerstown, took first place for the third straight year, according to a prepared release. The group consisted of Rusty Baker, captain of the color guard and Post 10 commander; Mike Bolinger; and auxiliary members Joan Baker, Donna Tourney and Brenda Brelsford.
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August 10, 2008
The Silver Starlettes Majorettes and Color Guard was named Maryland State Champions for the third year in a row, taking first place in majorettes and second place in music at the annual Maryland State Fireman's Association Parade in Ocean City, Md. The group is sponsored by the Boonsboro Fire Department.
NEWS
July 14, 2008
FROSTBURG, Md. - Six Washington County students were awarded scholarships to study at Frostburg State University. ยท Rebecca Ardinger, a 2008 graduate of Clear Spring High School and member of the National Honor Society, was awarded the University Scholarship. Ardinger, daughter of Sarah and John Ardinger, participated in her high school's band, was on the varsity soccer, varsity indoor and outdoor track teams, is an assistant coach for Clear Spring soccer club and volunteers at St. Paul's Vacation Bible School.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 20, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Kyle Purnell knew very little about The Cadets Drum Corps before Thursday. But just eight hours after meeting the internationally acclaimed performers, the 17-year-old was considering joining their ranks. "I really enjoyed the fact that I was asked to audition for the Cadets," Kyle said with a look of disbelief on his face. Only a half-hour remained before The Cadets' joint performance with area students when Kyle was asked to play a trumpet solo during "On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | May 25, 2008
SHARPSBURG - Italian sausages and hamburgers sizzled on the grill at the corner of Main and Church streets. Street vendors sold toy dogs on plastic leashes, oversized hats and mini-flags. And red, white and blue bunting and American flags were posted every few feet down Main Street in Sharpsburg, where hundreds of residents and visitors lined up Saturday afternoon to watch the town's annual Memorial Day parade. "It's a great day, a great event," said Roger Moore, who announced the parade floats as they came through the town square.
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By JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | October 23, 2007
Waynesboro Area Senior High School senior Angelina Comerci, right, stands along the sideline with her Color Guard mates as they prepare for the halftime show Monday night during the football game between Waynesboro and Boiling Springs.
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By DAN DEARTH | October 7, 2007
DRY RUN, PA. - Staff Sgt. Robert J. Flood, who disappeared with his crew mates when their B-24 crashed 63 years ago during World War II, finally was laid to rest next to his parents Saturday afternoon at Upper Path Valley Cemetery near Dry Run. The funeral carried full military honors, including a U.S. Army Reserve color guard and a flyover by a lone military jet. Attending the funeral was Flood's brother, Richard L. Flood, 84, of Mifflintown, Pa.,...
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