April 1, 2000
About 1,000 high school students from Pennsylvania and Maryland were at North Hagerstown High School on Saturday for the North South Keystone Indoor Drill Association. The North and South Hagerstown high schools hosted the competitions involving color guards and percussion bands. North High hosted the morning competition, and South High hosted the afternoon competition. Students from Frederick County, Md., and Pennsylvania won most of the morning competitions. The color guard group from Boonsboro High School took second in the gold guard division of the morning contest.
November 9, 1999
Stadium project is a 'must do' To the editor: I am writing in support of a new sports stadium for our community. I feel that this project is a "must do" for Hagerstown. The loss of our baseball team will only demonstrate to the outside world that Hagerstown is a second-rate community. We need this project to be able to market ourselves to businesses looking for a viable place to settle. The recent feasibility study showed that this project is doable. Similar communities with new stadiums have all been successful, i.e. Salisbury and Frederick, Maryland; Ashville, North Carolina; Erie, Pennsylvania; and many more.
November 1, 1999
Here are the results from Saturday's Alsatia Mummers' Parade: Junior/senior high schools bands 1. Faust Junior High School Marching Band 2. Beall Junior/Senior School Band 3. Southern Fulton Junior/Senior High Band Middle school bands 1. Greencastle Antrim 2. James Wood 3. James Buchanan Senior high school bands 1. Perry Hall 2. Mount Hebron 3. Chambersburg...
September 25, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Question: What has 660 feet, but needed eight buses to get into town? Answer: The Pride of West Virginia, the 330-member marching band for West Virginia University that wowed a crowd of more than 2,000 Thursday night for "Mountaineer Fanfare" at Martinsburg High School's Cobourn Field. It doesn't have 76 trombones, but it does have 30, along with about 90 other brass pieces, 120 woodwinds, 22 tubas, 30 percussionists, an equal number of color guard members, three baton twirlers and two drum majors.
September 21, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer WILLIAMSPORT - Question: When do two pieces of paper with notes all over them bring people together? Answer: When the people are alumni of the Williamsport High School Blue Band and homecoming is right around the corner. The Williamsport High School Alumni Band will practice Friday for its performance in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday. Organizer Rodney W. Nave is counting on a full bandwagon. "We're looking for people who play, anyone who comprised the band front color guards, majorettes - anyone involved in the Big Blue band in any capacity," Nave said.