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NEWS
December 3, 2007
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools started a "Join the Band Fund" in 2004 to put musical instruments in the hands of students who want to learn to play but can't afford to. Area musician Andy Carignan and "The Wise Guys" launched the fund and have raised more than $3,000 during local music performances, according to a school system press release. Individuals and groups interested in helping the fund reach its goal can send tax-deductible contributions, payable to the "Community Foundation Join the Band Fund," to the Community Foundation of Frederick County, 312 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.
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NEWS
November 12, 2007
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NEWS
September 5, 2006
Here are some of the things happening in Washington County Public Schools this week: Today Board of Education - Business meeting at the Board of Education Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Hancock Elementary School - School Improvement Team meeting at 2:15 p.m. Hancock Elementary School - Mrs. Knable offers musical instruments for interested students to try. Wednesday, Sept. 6 Cascade Elementary School - Back-to-School Night at 6:30 p.m. Clear Spring Elementary School - Girl Scout presentation at 6 p.m. Clear Spring Elementary School - PTA executive board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Clear Spring Elementary School - PTA fall fundraiser kickoff at 1:30 p.m. Clear Spring High School - Sports pictures.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | February 6, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The first note struck by the bass player of the Franklin County-based band Good For Nothing reverberated throughout the seats of The Capitol Theatre and into one's chest. VH1 is hoping it hit some hearts. Proceeds from the concert, which featured four area bands, benefited VH1's Save the Music Foundation, as well as tsunami relief efforts. More than 250 people attended the show, which featured the bands Good For Nothing, Lennex, Halestorm and Fourth Element.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 18, 2004
School board praises chamber officials Two Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce officials - President Fred K. Teeter Jr. and Chairman Tim Henry - were honored by the Washington County Board of Education Tuesday. Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan praised Teeter, who is leaving his position April 30, as a "tremendous supporter of public education. " She praised Henry for a $25,000 donation the Chamber of Commerce Foundation made toward a planned arts school in downtown Hagerstown.
NEWS
November 7, 2003
'Woven Harmony Concert' The Performing Arts Series at Shepherd presents Robert and Rebecca Bluestone's program combining art and music. Today, 8 p.m. Shepherd College, Frank Center Theater. Tickets $5 and $10, and free for Shepherd students with advance tickets. For reservations, call 1-304-876-5497; for information, call Rachael Meads at 1-304-876-5113. Film festival premieres Twenty-two conservation films will be presented at the inaugural American Conservation Film Festival.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 1, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com Sunday afternoon's concert at the Shepherdstown Chamber Music Series will feature the principal players from the Loudoun (Va.) Symphony Orchestra performing compositions by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Last month's concert featured jazz played by students from the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, D.C. The monthly series, which began in September, was conceived by Brian and Sylvia Ellsworth of Shepherdstown. A French horn player, Brian Ellsworth gives lessons and repairs musical instruments in a shop at 132 W. German St. Sylvia Ellsworth runs Ellsworth Catering in Shepherdstown and manages the Shepherdstown Train Station, a community center where the chamber concerts are held on the last Sunday of each month.
NEWS
June 4, 2000
The Western Maryland Blues Fest expanded its Kids Jam Too activities this year with a display by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Sunday at Hagerstown's City Park. Children and parents got a chance to see and touch turtles, a screech owl and garter and king snakes. Other youth exhibits featured musical instruments for children to try out and crafts for them to make. Some children colored squeeze bottles and made wacky sunglasses while others played on the swings and a jungle gym. Many youngsters waited in line to get their faces painted and for a balloon sword or animal.
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By ANDREA ROWLAND | September 14, 1999
You might call him the Fiddler on the Route. Hagerstown postman James "Jimmie" Brown has trod the same Greenberry Hills mail route since 1979, all the while teaching himself to play the fiddle and 10 other musical instruments. At one point in his life Brown delivered mail by day and played solo acoustic guitar in bars at night. His alter ego was "Downtown Jimmie Brown," he said. "I think a lot of mailmen have split personalities," joked Brown, 53. The Boonsboro resident will perform Sept.
NEWS
July 30, 1998
photo: MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer enlarge By BRENDAN KIRBY and TERRY TALBERT / Staff Writers Whether he was battling his way to a county wrestling championship, acting, playing one of his musical instruments or just hanging out, Robert James Wells left an impression, according to friends and coaches. "He was not the kind of kid that blended into the background," said his wrestling coach, Greg Slick, who was one of about 150 people who gathered at North Hagerstown High School on Wednesday evening.
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