May 13, 2000
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra will present a spring concert Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at Shepherd College's Frank Center for the Creative Arts. The group is under the direction of Anne Munro and Mark McCoy of Shepherd College. Shepherd College student conductor Mark Albright also will conduct part of the program. Music will include compositions by Mozart, Britten, Copland, Grieg, Handel, Haydn and Ippolitov-Ivanov. Violinists Matthew and Michael Polanchak will be the soloists for "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" by George Frederic Handel.
November 29, 2007
The public is invited to enjoy a free concert by the Hagerstown Community College Guitar Orchestra on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in HCC's Classroom Building auditorium. The orchestra and soloists will perform a variety of works, including selections by Bach, Villa Lobos, Andrew York, Derek Hasted and others. The HCC Guitar Orchestra is comprised of students and hobbyists of all ages and stylistic preferences who find common ground in classical guitar technique and ensemble repertoire.
February 17, 2012
An anonymous donor has given Boonsboro High School $10,500, which will be used to help the band and orchestra programs, a school system official said. The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously on Feb. 7 to accept the donation. School Board President Wayne Ridenour thanked the unnamed donor. Rick Akers, secondary education director for Washington County Public Schools, said $8,000 of the donation will go to buy instruments and music for the band. The remaining $2,500 will go to the orchestra to pay for field trips, instruments, instrument repairs and music, according to an online video of the school board meeting.
May 1, 2005
firstname.lastname@example.org HAGERSTOWN - This weekend's Maryland Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks V concerts, the final programs of the current season, were nearly sold out. The MSO Guild sponsored a pre-concert wine-tasting as a way to attract patrons. The concerts, featuring the music of Gershwin and Ravel - and guest pianist Jeffrey Biegel - promised to complete the orchestra's season in fine form. But in quiet conversations before Saturday's program, MSO staff spoke in anxious tones about their orchestra manager, Sharon Buck-Ahrens, critically injured Thursday in a head-on collision on Interstate 70 near Beaver Creek.
March 8, 1997
By TERI JOHNSON Staff Writer The cello has tugged at Jess Price's heartstrings since she was in fourth grade, and she's glad she started playing at such a young age. The Smithsburg High School junior worries that cuts in school music programs will hinder budding players. "As a musician, it breaks my heart," she says. Students in Washington County schools now start playing instruments in sixth grade instead of fourth grade, and she believes missing those two years will make a big difference.
January 18, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd Preparatory Orchestra program, under the direction of Anne Munro and Mark McCoy, is in its ninth season at Shepherd University. The group is comprised of middle and high School wind and string students from Washington County, and Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia. The orchestra meets Wednesday evenings for rehearsals and presents two concerts during the school year. Enrollment is open and based on an audition process. There is a modest tuition fee per semester to participate.
May 2, 2002
Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m. Frank Arts Center Theater Shepherd College Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $10; $5 for Shepherd College faculty and staff; free for students For reservations and information, call 1-304-876-5371
March 8, 1997
When: Sunday, March 16; doors open at 1:30 p.m. Where: North Hagerstown High School auditorium, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown Details: One hundred thirty orchestra students, 89 band students and 25 jazz band students will perform, says Mary Ellen Cohn, Maryland Music Educators Association festival director. They will be rehearsing Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at Ramada Inn in Hagerstown. The Sunday concerts are free. The Senior All State Orchestra performs at 2 p.m. and will be directed by Dr. Robert McCashin of James Madison University.
January 30, 2013
Washington County Public Schools will present the 2013 Elementary Arts Festival Thursday, Feb. 7, at South Hagerstown High School. The festival will feature selected elementary students from around the county in band, orchestra and visual art. There will be elementary artwork on display in the South High lobby. The orchestra and band performances will start at 7 p.m. The artwork will be ready for display by 6:30 p.m. The orchestra...