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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.