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by JULIE E. GREENE | July 27, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Glenn Miller has been dead for almost 62 years, yet his big band is still a hot ticket. A big reason for that is the wave of patriotism since Sept. 11, says Larry O'Brien, musical director for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. "Glenn Miller was the most patriotic band leader and (had) the most patriotic band in the world," O'Brien says. He left the band at a lucrative time to enlist in the Army, O'Brien says. On Dec. 15, 1944, Miller boarded a transport plane from England to Paris to prepare for the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band's six-week tour in Europe.
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By Colleen Helf/ Staff Photographer | May 28, 2008
More than 900 people packed The Maryland Theatre for a concert Tuesday by the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The performance by the world-famous, big-band group benefited the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County. Money raised at the event will go toward the purchase of a van that all local veterans groups can use to transport veterans to hospitals, said Tony Pruchniewski, president of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County.
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September 30, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Glenn Miller Orchestra Show on Oct. 4 and The Four Freshmen Show on Oct. 28 that were relocated by Capitol Theatre to Shippensburg University's Memorial Auditorium have now been rescheduled for next year due to slow ticket sales. The rescheduled performances will be in the Capitol Theatre on the following dates: Glenn Miller Orchestra will be Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. and The Four Freshmen will be Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. Patrons who have purchased tickets from the Capitol Theatre box office to see either of these performances should call the Capitol Theatre at 717-263-0202 to exchange their tickets or for refund information.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013
1. Hot Wheels Day Hot  Wheels Day will be from 2 to 5 p.m.  Sunday, March 3, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars will be on display, with multiple Hot Wheel tracks set up for racing. The public is invited to bring their model cars to race. Free. Call 301-991-7839 or go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com . 2. Leap out of Cabin Fever Leap Out of Cabin Fever will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive, Hagerstown.
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December 18, 2008
Music with purpose Opera singer William Clarence Marshall III performs for the Utility Relief Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. tonight at The Maryland Theatre. Sounds of Christmas What's the holiday season without some familiar tunes? Frederick Symphony Orchestra in Frederick, Md., will perform its annual holiday pops concert Friday and Saturday. Celebrate in song Voices rejoice in the holiday season as Hagerstown Choral Arts presents its 16th Christmas concert Saturday.
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by KATE COLEMAN | February 12, 2004
Mel Wanzo, born in Cleveland on Nov. 22, 1930, started playing trumpet while he was in grade school, and took up the valve trombone during his last two years of high school. His grandfather, who played the trumpet and directed the church choir, encouraged him to do what he loved. Wanzo decided to switch instruments when he saw the Duke Ellington Orchestra - with Juan Tizol on trombone - and he changed to play valve trombone. "I loved the trombone," Wanzo says. From 1952 to 1954, during the Korean conflict, Wanzo served in the 36th Army Band.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | March 12, 2006
Marie Callas Mars set the standard for her four younger brothers, Pete Callas, the only living sibling, said Wednesday, more than a week after his only sister's death. Mars died Feb. 26. She was 86. "She was an excellent student," Pete Callas, 80, said. Each year, when Pete would enter a new grade, his new teacher would ask him, "'Are you as nice and as bright as your sister and your brother Mike?'" Pete's oldest brother, Mike Callas, the late philanthropist and former chairman of Callas Contractors Inc., graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1939, two years after Marie.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | November 17, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Big-band jazz music, from classic Glenn Miller Orchestra songs to contemporary spins, will be performed this Saturday by the U.S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble. The free concert at The Maryland Theatre is co-sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council and the theater. Kevin Moriarty, executive director for the arts council, says this celebration of big-band and swing heritage is the 21st free concert the arts council has sponsored this year to give people who might not otherwise have the opportunity a chance to hear a variety of live performances.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | October 1, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Junior and senior members of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School Jazz Ensemble will return to Branson, Mo., in April to reprise a performance they did there in a 1999 contest when they were in the middle school jazz band. The high school band will, as they did when they were middle schoolers, represent Pennsylvania in the competition. All the 23 members have to do is raise $17,000 to pay their expenses to the Show Me State.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013
1. Hot Wheels Day Hot  Wheels Day will be from 2 to 5 p.m.  Sunday, March 3, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars will be on display, with multiple Hot Wheel tracks set up for racing. The public is invited to bring their model cars to race. Free. Call 301-991-7839 or go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com . 2. Leap out of Cabin Fever Leap Out of Cabin Fever will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive, Hagerstown.
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May 7, 2009
You won't need a dozen roses "Where've You Been?" Get on down to the Weinberg Center in Frederick, Md., Saturday night to catch Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea perform her country-roots music. Show's at 8 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. $25 to $35. Call 301-600-2828 or go to www.weinbergcenter.org Pull that load Pulling season is under way with two truck and tractor pulls this Saturday. See Pull of Pulling Get 'In the Mood' It's inside so it won't be in the moonlight.
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By Colleen Helf/ Staff Photographer | May 28, 2008
More than 900 people packed The Maryland Theatre for a concert Tuesday by the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The performance by the world-famous, big-band group benefited the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County. Money raised at the event will go toward the purchase of a van that all local veterans groups can use to transport veterans to hospitals, said Tony Pruchniewski, president of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | July 27, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Glenn Miller has been dead for almost 62 years, yet his big band is still a hot ticket. A big reason for that is the wave of patriotism since Sept. 11, says Larry O'Brien, musical director for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. "Glenn Miller was the most patriotic band leader and (had) the most patriotic band in the world," O'Brien says. He left the band at a lucrative time to enlist in the Army, O'Brien says. On Dec. 15, 1944, Miller boarded a transport plane from England to Paris to prepare for the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band's six-week tour in Europe.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | March 12, 2006
Marie Callas Mars set the standard for her four younger brothers, Pete Callas, the only living sibling, said Wednesday, more than a week after his only sister's death. Mars died Feb. 26. She was 86. "She was an excellent student," Pete Callas, 80, said. Each year, when Pete would enter a new grade, his new teacher would ask him, "'Are you as nice and as bright as your sister and your brother Mike?'" Pete's oldest brother, Mike Callas, the late philanthropist and former chairman of Callas Contractors Inc., graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1939, two years after Marie.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | November 17, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Big-band jazz music, from classic Glenn Miller Orchestra songs to contemporary spins, will be performed this Saturday by the U.S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble. The free concert at The Maryland Theatre is co-sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council and the theater. Kevin Moriarty, executive director for the arts council, says this celebration of big-band and swing heritage is the 21st free concert the arts council has sponsored this year to give people who might not otherwise have the opportunity a chance to hear a variety of live performances.
NEWS
September 30, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Glenn Miller Orchestra Show on Oct. 4 and The Four Freshmen Show on Oct. 28 that were relocated by Capitol Theatre to Shippensburg University's Memorial Auditorium have now been rescheduled for next year due to slow ticket sales. The rescheduled performances will be in the Capitol Theatre on the following dates: Glenn Miller Orchestra will be Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. and The Four Freshmen will be Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. Patrons who have purchased tickets from the Capitol Theatre box office to see either of these performances should call the Capitol Theatre at 717-263-0202 to exchange their tickets or for refund information.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | February 12, 2004
Mel Wanzo, born in Cleveland on Nov. 22, 1930, started playing trumpet while he was in grade school, and took up the valve trombone during his last two years of high school. His grandfather, who played the trumpet and directed the church choir, encouraged him to do what he loved. Wanzo decided to switch instruments when he saw the Duke Ellington Orchestra - with Juan Tizol on trombone - and he changed to play valve trombone. "I loved the trombone," Wanzo says. From 1952 to 1954, during the Korean conflict, Wanzo served in the 36th Army Band.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | October 1, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Junior and senior members of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School Jazz Ensemble will return to Branson, Mo., in April to reprise a performance they did there in a 1999 contest when they were in the middle school jazz band. The high school band will, as they did when they were middle schoolers, represent Pennsylvania in the competition. All the 23 members have to do is raise $17,000 to pay their expenses to the Show Me State.
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