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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.
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November 3, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Music Department will present a free Percussion and Drumming Festival Sunday, Nov. 16, from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center on the Shepherd campus. The event is free and open to the public, and the instructional clinics are geared toward percussionists and drummers of all ages, including professionals, students and enthusiasts. For more information, contact Michelle Humphreys at 410-960-2771 or e-mail michelle@percussionpro.
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April 1, 2000
About 1,000 high school students from Pennsylvania and Maryland were at North Hagerstown High School on Saturday for the North South Keystone Indoor Drill Association. The North and South Hagerstown high schools hosted the competitions involving color guards and percussion bands. North High hosted the morning competition, and South High hosted the afternoon competition. Students from Frederick County, Md., and Pennsylvania won most of the morning competitions. The color guard group from Boonsboro High School took second in the gold guard division of the morning contest.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 14, 2006
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Are you ready to "Rock Your Junk"? Members of the junk rock group Recycled Percussion hope so. With a gig at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University on Saturday. The concert is part of the group's "Rock Your Junk" tour, with more than 200 shows lined up at colleges nationwide and at sporting events - including NFL and NBA half-time shows - said the band's publicist, Scott Kassapis. Recycled Percussion got its start 10 years ago at a talent show in New Hampshire, explained the group's founder, Justin Spencer.
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by TAMELA BAKER | February 24, 2003
tammyb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Drums were beating from all directions Saturday as Waynesboro Area High School hosted its annual Indoor Guard and Percussion show, featuring high school percussion, color guard and majorette groups from Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. Six schools scheduled to compete in Saturday's program had to cancel because of weather and accidents, said Waynesboro faculty member Camille Bowen, whose eighth-grade daughter Karen is a member of the color guard.
LIFESTYLE
January 19, 2013
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild announces the opening of registration for "Symphony Saturdays," four sessions designed to introduce children in grades 1 to 3 to the instruments of the orchestra and to provide them with hands-on experience. The program will include introduction to woodwind instruments on Feb. 2; brass, Feb. 9; percussion, Feb. 16; and strings, Feb. 23. The sessions will be at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., in downtown Hagerstown, with the exception of the percussion session, which will take place at The Maryland Theatre.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 18, 2012
The Greencastle-Antrim High School gymnasium was filled with parents and spectators watching students from 14 school districts compete Saturday in the 24th annual Greencastle-Antrim 2012 Keystone Indoor Drill Association (KIDA) Indoor Competition. Percussion ensembles and indoor guard units from middle and high schools from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia competed against each other for first-, second- and third-place trophies. Sponsored by Greencastle-Antrim Band Boosters and judged by KIDA, teams of percussionists and indoor guard units took the stage to impress the judges and wow the crowd.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | November 27, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University's December concert for percussion players has a decidedly world-beat vibe, said Michelle Humphreys, director of Shepherd's percussion ensemble. "Each year I try to give them a glimpse of other cultures, so that they can understand the role of music in other cultures," said Humphreys, a professional musician and music instructor from the Baltimore region. Tuesday night, the percussion ensemble and the university's gamelan ensemble will perform music from around the world.
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December 16, 2010
Frederick native Leif Nicolas Huber will perform with his band as Leify Green at 7 p.m. at Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick St., downtown Frederick, Md. Their eclectic music features African- and Latin-influenced percussion, a funk-rock groove, and Celtic- and Appalachian-style guitars and mandolin. Admission is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. There will be a cash bar. Profits will fund the Frederick Arts Council’s Thelma Gross Music Scholarship Fund. Go to www.frederickartscouncil.
LIFESTYLE
January 20, 2012
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild announces the opening of registration for "Symphony Saturdays" beginning in February.  The series consists of four sessions designed to introduce children in grades first through third to orchestra instruments and to provide them with hands-on experience in playing them. The program will runs consecutive Saturdays:  Feb. 4 - introduction to string instruments  Feb. 11 - percussion  Feb. 18 - woodwinds  Feb.
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January 19, 2013
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild announces the opening of registration for "Symphony Saturdays," four sessions designed to introduce children in grades 1 to 3 to the instruments of the orchestra and to provide them with hands-on experience. The program will include introduction to woodwind instruments on Feb. 2; brass, Feb. 9; percussion, Feb. 16; and strings, Feb. 23. The sessions will be at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., in downtown Hagerstown, with the exception of the percussion session, which will take place at The Maryland Theatre.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012
1. Harvest celebration Community Harvest Celebration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Pastors of eight mountaintop churches in Cascade and Sabillasville, Md., and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., will host a community harvest celebration. Bluegrass music, a showcase of pies, lemonade and apple cider. Free. Bring nonperishable food or paper products for the food bank. 2. Stick it to them Fall Stamp Expo 2012 will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Chambersburg Recreation Center, 235 S. Third St., Chambersburg, Pa. Sponsored by Cumberland Valley Philatelic Society.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2012
Frederick Community College is hosting Percussion Day 2012, an afternoon clinic on all aspects of percussion playing with some of the nation's top percussionists. The Sunday, April 22, event will include lessons and performances with guest artists in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, F Building from noon to 6 p.m.  Sessions are planned on drum set, marching percussion, orchestral percussion, and world percussion playing. Admission is $10 at the door, which opens at 11:30 a.m. Percussionists of all ages are welcome.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 18, 2012
The Greencastle-Antrim High School gymnasium was filled with parents and spectators watching students from 14 school districts compete Saturday in the 24th annual Greencastle-Antrim 2012 Keystone Indoor Drill Association (KIDA) Indoor Competition. Percussion ensembles and indoor guard units from middle and high schools from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia competed against each other for first-, second- and third-place trophies. Sponsored by Greencastle-Antrim Band Boosters and judged by KIDA, teams of percussionists and indoor guard units took the stage to impress the judges and wow the crowd.
LIFESTYLE
January 20, 2012
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild announces the opening of registration for "Symphony Saturdays" beginning in February.  The series consists of four sessions designed to introduce children in grades first through third to orchestra instruments and to provide them with hands-on experience in playing them. The program will runs consecutive Saturdays:  Feb. 4 - introduction to string instruments  Feb. 11 - percussion  Feb. 18 - woodwinds  Feb.
NEWS
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.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 26, 2011
Hundreds of parents and performers packed the gymnasium at J. Frank Faust Jr. High School on Saturday for Chambersburg's 2011 Keystone Indoor Drill Association Show. The all-day event, which featured percussion ensembles and color guard acts that tossed rifles, batons and flags into the air while performing choreographed dance movements, drew participants from 19 different schools from across the Tri-State region. Performances are similar to the traditional outdoor high school football half-time show, but is performed indoors with taped music rather than a live band, said Pam Hildabridle, director of Chambersburg's Indoor Color Guard.
LIFESTYLE
December 16, 2010
Frederick native Leif Nicolas Huber will perform with his band as Leify Green at 7 p.m. at Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick St., downtown Frederick, Md. Their eclectic music features African- and Latin-influenced percussion, a funk-rock groove, and Celtic- and Appalachian-style guitars and mandolin. Admission is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. There will be a cash bar. Profits will fund the Frederick Arts Council’s Thelma Gross Music Scholarship Fund. Go to www.frederickartscouncil.
NEWS
July 20, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Morgan Arts Council showcases the sweet harmonies of the Dill Pickers for the concert in the park audience on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Berkeley Springs State Park. The rain location is the Ice House. Made up of the Dill family, the Dill Pickers are musicians in the American tradition, combining the elements of blues, bluegrass, cajun, folk, gospel, Irish and rock. Now based in Winchester, Va., the Dills are well known in the Washington, D.C., area, according to a news release from the Arts Council.
NEWS
September 18, 2009
Saturday, Sept. 19 Help the Pollinators workshop CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Franklin County Master Gardeners will offer a "Help the Pollinators" workshop. Master Gardener Laurie Collins will teach participants about the importance of pollinators and how to identify and assist them. 10 a.m. to noon. Cooperative Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. $5. Advance registration is required. Call 717-263-9226. Wednesday, Sept. 23 Everyday Spanish -Beginning HALFWAY - The class focuses on teaching students Spanish phrases, expressions and questions for use in everyday interactions and conversations.
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