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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
June 16, 2004
WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Community Band will perform at Byron Memorial Park at 8 p.m. on July 4, band representative Nelson Deal told the mayor and town council Monday. He said fireworks will go off as the band finishes its concert. Assistant Mayor Walter W. Tracy Jr. said that this year, no vehicles will be allowed in the park, although elderly people and people with disabilities will be accommodated. Deal encouraged residents to bring their own lawn chairs. The rain date will be July 5, Mayor John W. Slayman said.
NEWS
September 12, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Community Band starts its fall season Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. with preparation for the Christmas concert. All area musicians are invited to join and participate in the community band. Band practices are held Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Williamsport Memorial Library. For more information, call Nelson Deal at 301-223-7997.
NEWS
May 16, 2008
Kids Alive Fest Activities include a K-9 demonstration, auto extrication demo, Ronald McDonald safety show, car seat safety checks, child identification program, and tours of the Power of Fire House. Two area youngsters will be inducted into the Children's Village Life Safety Hall of Fame at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children's Village of Washington County, 1546 Mount Aetna Road, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-4443. 'Bach to Broadway' Hagerstown Choral Arts presents "Bach to Broadway," a Bach cantata chorus, selections from "West Side Story" and "Over the Rainbow.
NEWS
December 18, 2005
Band seeks new members CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Cum-berland Valley School of Music community band is accepting new members. Rehearsals are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8, 15 and 22, at Chambersburg Area Senior High band room. David Wenerd leads the band. The CVSM community band will perform in a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Chambersburg Area Senior High School auditorium. The free program will include classical, musical theater, jazz, marches and traditional concert band music.
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by KATE COLEMAN | June 6, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com For Fred Hughes, co-director of jazz studies at Shepherd College, jazz is about knowing the musical rules and figuring out how to break them. Jazz pianist Hughes and bass player Tom Williams will give a demonstration of that process tonight at Roccoco in downtown Hagerstown. Hughes knows the rules. He wrote "The Jazz Pianist: Left Hand Voicings and Chord Theory. " But he has many years of life experience in music - beginning with playing keyboard and tuba at age 8 and playing professionally with his father, a freelance musician in Central Pennsylvania, by the time he was 12. He played in a community band in the Lancaster, Pa., area in which he grew up, and says he can't stress enough that the community band is an excellent training ground for future musicians.
NEWS
September 20, 2005
2005 APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS Saturday, Oct. 8 9 a.m.: Parade, "The Best of Berkeley Springs" Parade route: from Berkeley Springs High School north through the square to the old train station on Williams Street. This year's parade is organized by the Berkeley Springs Jaycees and sponsored by Citizens National Bank. 10:30 a.m.: Festival opens; Voice of the Apple Butter Festival from the Bandstand: Jeanne Mozier. All day: Apple butter making; gallery show and sale at the Ice House; Apple Butter Festival and old community band exhibits at the Museum of the Berkeley Springs above the Roman Bath House 11 a.m.: Turtle race sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club, assemble at Courthouse 11 a.m.: Announce parade winners at the bandstand.
NEWS
By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229 | January 21, 2009
Community Band to begin rehearsals The Williamsport Community Band will begin its spring rehearsals Sunday, Feb. 8, at Williamsport Memorial Library from 2 to 4 p.m. New members are welcome and asked to bring a music stand. For more information, call Susie Kunkle, band director, at 301-223-6538 or go to www.wmsptcommunityband.webs.com on the Web. 'Breakfast for Katie' The Williamsport Athletic Boosters will hold a "Pancake Breakfast for Katie" Saturday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 11 a.m. in Williamsport High School's cafeteria to benefit Katie Stains, a senior WHS cheerleader.
NEWS
September 11, 2008
World War II Weekend World War II re-enactors present scenes from the Pacific and European Theaters; also military equipment, weapons and uniforms. Festivities are at the Town Museum in Williamsport and start at 10 a.m. Abbott & Costello tribute at 2 p.m. Veterans honored at 3:30 p.m. USO canteen dinner and big band dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Call Joan Knode at 301-223-7229. Saxophone quartet U.S. Air Force Band's sax quartet will perform at 8 tonight at Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center Theater.
NEWS
October 21, 2008
Township supervisors opt against paying lobbyists WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors on Monday passed on a $200,000 proposal to use lobbyists in a quest for millions of dollars of federal money to extend Washington Township Boulevard from Pa. 316 to Pa. 16 west of Waynesboro. Building that stretch of the relief route would necessitate construction of a 1,000-foot bridge over the West Branch of the Antietam Creek. The supervisors did not decide if they would go after the grant money themselves in Congress' 2009 round of transporation funding.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 27, 2013
Tracy McCleary said she remembers playing music at cathedrals in Europe when she was a member of her high school concert band. So, when the Williamsport Community Band performs at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md. on Sunday, it will be like stepping back in time for her. “It's an excitement to get to return to fond memories,” McCleary said. “I think we're all a little nervous.” The band was chosen to perform at the national shrine as part of a three-day Heritage Days festival being held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the events leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg.
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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.
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Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro | October 15, 2012
Boonsboro Student Government Association Adviser Mrs. Ernst provided the following information regarding Boonsboro High School's homecoming activities:  The powder puff game will kick off at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $3 for students and $5 for adults.  The Warriors will square off against Brunswick at 7 p.m. Friday at Warrior Field. The annual parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call the school at 301-766-8022. Chicken barbecue planned Saturday The Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co., at 7619 Old National Pike, will hold a chicken barbecue, bake sale and soup sale Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.  Ruritan to hold annual fall festival The Rohrersville Ruritan will hold its annual fall fest Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be children's activities, including pumpkin painting and a costume contest (adults included)
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April 12, 2012
 The CVSM Community Symphonic Band is accepting new members who are interested in performing in its special Memorial Day concert. The concert program will include diverse concert band music, including some patriotic numbers. Led by Tim Gotwald, the CVSM Community Symphonic Band maintains an active member list of nearly 100 musicians, and anyone who can read and perform graded band music at Level III or IV (high school level) is invited to participate. Rehearsals are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sundays, beginning May 6 in the Chambersburg Area Middle School bandroom.  The concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, at the Chambersburg Memorial Park Bandshell.  Participation in the band and attendance at the concert are both free, and CVSM invites you to pull out your instrument and join in the fun. For more information, call the Cumberland Valley School of Music at 717-261-1220 or go to www.cvsmusic.org
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 18, 2011
Playing flute for the Williamsport Community Band gives Maurice Treacy a chance to continue a hobby that he started more than eight decades ago. "It's just wonderful," the 92-year-old Treacy said as he tuned his flute Sunday before the band's Christmas show at St. James Brethren Church. "I've been in bands since 1927, in other words, 80 years or more. " Treacy, who lives in Martinsburg, W.Va., said he practices about once a week to stay sharp. He said he believes playing the flute helps his fingers stay nimble.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | August 23, 2011
Williamsport Days kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m. with the annual Williamsport Community Band Concert at the Byron Memorial Park Bandstand. There will be a tribute to Luther "Jay" Grimes, recognizing his 50th anniversary of service to the Williamsport Voluntary Fire Station. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, festivities will be held in Springfield Farm Barn. Other highlights of the four-day event include: The Williamsport Memorial Library's annual book sale in the lower level of the library runs Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Lions Club's annual ox roast will be Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Order of Red Men Tribe 84 pavilion, 16129 Lappans Road.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 10, 2011
It was audience participation night at the Hagerstown Municipal Band performance Sunday at City Park when the group introduced spectators to the art of percussion. Before the band’s 7:30 p.m. performance at the Peter Buys Band Shell, percussionist Marlin Barnes invited a group of spectators on stage for a few short lectures on different percussion instruments. Then Barnes allowed the spectators to take a few strikes on percussion instruments like the triangle, timpani and gong.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | May 3, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Trivia and commitment to local music blended with a homecoming Sunday afternoon during the 11th anniversary concert by the Williamsport Community Band. More than 100 people turned out at Springfield Middle School's auditorium to hear musicians including Patrick J. White, a 1989 graduate of Williamsport High School. White has been a member of the Hazel River Band, a bluegrass group, and is currently with the U.S. Navy's Country Current, a country and bluegrass band.
NEWS
April 15, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT - Following is the Williamsport Community Band spring schedule: o Sunday April 19, rehearsal o Wednesday, April 22, dress rehearsal at 6:30 p.m., Springfield Middle School o Sunday April 26, rehearsal at Williamsport Library (tentative) o Thursday, April 30, dress rehearsal at 6:30 p.m., Springfield Middle School o Sunday, May 3, 11th annual spring concert at Springfield Middle School o Sunday, May 10, no rehearsal because of Mother's Day
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