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November 18, 2012
Name of business: Miller's Music Instruction Owner: Mike Miller Address: 107 Saint Paul St., Boonsboro Opening date: April 1, 2012 Services: I provide instrumental instruction on piano, guitar, voice, and all band and orchestral instruments. Target area: Children How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I am a retired music teacher from Frederick County (Md.) Schools and I have a passion for music, so I wanted to start instrumental music instruction in my home to children of Washington County.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts has a new vocal and instrumental music teacher. Melissa J. Mackley replaces music teacher Matthew D. Albright, according to school system spokesman Richard Wright. Mackley's appointment and Albright's separation from service were part of a personnel package the Board of Education approved with a 6-0 vote Tuesday. Board member W. Edward Forrest was absent from the meeting. - Julie E. Greene
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | April 2, 2000
Editor's Note: The Herald-Mail is featuring one high school teacher each month through May. The eight-part series highlights excellent educators such on the first Monday of each month. Coming in May: Williamsport High School. "Mary Had A Little Lamb" sounds a little muddled in Pam Meredith's classroom. Each tune has its own timbre and tempo as more than 20 students play the song separately on nine electronic keyboards and one piano. They have just started to study piano and their melodies mingle noisily.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | June 10, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com Elena Rowe's love of music bloomed in Darleen Smith's classroom at Lincolnshire Elementary School, the South Hagerstown High School senior said. Smith - the first music teacher in Washington County elementary schools - taught Elena and her classmates more than basic musical concepts. She taught them to love all kinds of music, appreciate it for the creative outlet music offers and work hard to achieve their artistic goals, said Elena, 17. Smith, 57, will retire June 30 after 36 years as a music teacher in Washington County.
NEWS
October 29, 2007
The Broadfording Christian Academy secondary choir took time during the school day recently to sing in the entranceway of the school. Several faculty and staff members and students stopped to listen to the sounds as music teacher Pam Smith led the group in the school's entranceway. The choir group has been selected at perform at the National Christmas Tree music program in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 9.
NEWS
March 26, 2004
South Hagerstown High School band director Tony Domenico has been transferred to the Washington County Public Schools central office on Commonwealth Avenue in Hagerstown. Carol Mowen, public information officer for Washington County Public Schools, said another certified music teacher has taken over Domenico's classes at the high school. Mowen would not say why Domenico was transferred to the central office, saying it is a personnel matter. Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan would not comment on the transfer.
NEWS
July 28, 2000
Being in (the group) L.U.V. By KERRY LYNN FRALEY / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Sitting together talking about how they became a group, the three members of L.U.V. - Jewel Poston, Amber Quivers and Shalena Wedlock - sound like typical 15-year-olds. They talk excitedly, chiming in with comments, additions and corrections to what another is saying. continued But you could easily forget they're teens when you hear those voices meld in song.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | June 6, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Fearing a spring storm might dampen graduation festivities, the class of 2002 at Greencastle-Antrim High School moved indoors Wednesday night, forcing some families and friends to watch the proceedings on closed-circuit televisions in the cafeteria. "We love you too .... W's, X's, Y's and Z's," shouted Samantha Kathleen Wolfe, co-valedictorian, as she saluted those folks at the end of the alphabet who didn't make it into the auditorium.
NEWS
May 10, 2005
FUNKSTOWN - The kindergarten music program on Tuesday, May 17, will focus on Friendly Neighborhood Helpers, according to Kelly Klein, the music teacher at Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education. "The kids are really excited about this program," she said. Invitations were sent out to the Funkstown Post Office, the Funkstown Fire Department, the animal clinic, Gracie's Place, the mayor and Town Council, Paul Crampton Contracting and several local dentists. After the 6:30 p.m. program, there will be an ice cream social.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | February 16, 2005
Boonsboro High CAC talks to school board Members of Boonsboro High School's Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) continued their presentations to local governments Tuesday night by visiting the Washington County Board of Education. The group is trying to get local governments, including the school board, Washington County Commissioners and municipal elected officials, to approve a resolution for a Council of Governments. The Council of Governments, or COG, would improve communication among local government bodies concerning important issues such as growth, members said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2013
A newly installed music technology lab at Waynesboro Area Senior High School is allowing students to make music in nontraditional ways. The Waynesboro Area Business, Education and Community, or WABEC, Foundation contributed $72,296 toward the lab, which has 16 workstations. Each desk has a computer, keyboard and microphone. The equipment is designed to help students explore skills needed by music producers and sound engineers. It also will be used to preserve performances from the school's vocalists and instrumentalists.
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NEWS
May 10, 2013
  Band and orchestra students at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will combine with the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra of Montgomery County, Md., to present a Mother's Day concert of music for large orchestra. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.  Featured on the program will be Overture to Arthur Sullivan's “The Yeoman of the Guard,” the “Presto Finale” to Mozart's Symphony No. 36, Gershwin's “Little Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Jessan Groenendyk, and Rossini's Overture to “The Italian Girl in Algiers.”  Also featured at the concert will be Potomac Valley Orchestra's concerto competition winner Marie Hodges performing Beethoven's Violin Sonata in F. Barbara Ingram will feature All-State alto saxophonist Hansu Sung in Eugene Bozza's Improvisation and Caprice.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 12, 2013
A private donation is allowing the Waynesboro Area School District to create a music technology lab in the high school, giving students access to programs used by music producers and sound engineers. The donation from an anonymous donor is being funneled through “Support the Solution,” an initiative of the Waynesboro Area Business, Education and Community (WABEC) Foundation. Support the Solution will contribute $72,296 toward the music technology lab. The lion's share of the Support the Solution money for the music technology lab came from one person, officials said.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2012
Name of business: Miller's Music Instruction Owner: Mike Miller Address: 107 Saint Paul St., Boonsboro Opening date: April 1, 2012 Services: I provide instrumental instruction on piano, guitar, voice, and all band and orchestral instruments. Target area: Children How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I am a retired music teacher from Frederick County (Md.) Schools and I have a passion for music, so I wanted to start instrumental music instruction in my home to children of Washington County.
NEWS
Alicia Notarianni | Making Ends Meet | November 9, 2012
I have friends whose family photos look like mini-meetings of the United Nations. They have biological, foster and adoptive children, and they take in exchange students. The array of races and ethnicities represented in their home is noteworthy. But even more striking is the assortment of temperaments, bents, talents and aptitudes of the brood. Everyone has something to bring to the table, whether it's athletic ability, artistic skill, academic prowess, a quick wit or a helpful nature.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts has a new vocal and instrumental music teacher. Melissa J. Mackley replaces music teacher Matthew D. Albright, according to school system spokesman Richard Wright. Mackley's appointment and Albright's separation from service were part of a personnel package the Board of Education approved with a 6-0 vote Tuesday. Board member W. Edward Forrest was absent from the meeting. - Julie E. Greene
NEWS
March 30, 2012
Teacher of the Year finalists for Washington County Public Schools have been announced. A judging committee will complete an additional review of the five finalists, including interviews and classroom observations. The county's 2012-13 Teacher of the Year will then be named at the annual dinner and recognition on April 25 at Fountain Head Country Club. The program is sponsored by the Hagerstown/Washington County Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The finalists are:  Allen Haines, Boonsboro Middle School - A physical education teacher who has been teaching in county public schools for 26 years.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 25, 2012
Wayne Bartholow remembers watching his vocal music teacher sauntering up the aisle of a Fairview Elementary School first-grade classroom in 1953. “Yes, we have no bananas today,” the children chanted as the teacher, Asher S. Edelman Jr., assessed their singing skills. Edelman taught in Waynesboro-area schools for 35 years, served as choir director for various churches, and for 47 years directed the Wayne Band, where he continued to nurture the community's musical presence.
OPINION
December 12, 2011
“The article concerning the reorganization at the state prison, maybe the reporter should have asked Mr. Maynard or Erin Julius how much is this going to cost the taxpayers. I mean, it's not going to be done for free, because you're going to have to redo all the letterheads on the papers, have to do new signage, vehicle identification stickers, uniforms are going to have to be changed.” - Washington County “This is to the caller from Boonsboro complaining about seeing dead deer in The Herald-Mail.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2011
As a tuba player for South Hagerstown High School, Richard Mounts said it can be fun to sneak up behind someone playing the theme to "Jaws. " On Jan. 7, he won't be sneaking up on anyone during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The senior has been chosen to be part of the U.S. Army All-American marching band and will be playing the sousaphone during halftime of the nationally televised football game. "I'm really excited," said Mounts, 17, who lives south of Hagerstown.
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