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August 23, 2010
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The group first formed in 1969. A 19-member ensemble, the group travels throughout the United States and abroad performing a variety of big-band music, including swing, bebop, contemporary jazz, Latin, standards, popular music, Dixieland tunes and patriotic favorites. The band is known for its soloists and often arranges custom compositions to highlight its broad musical range.
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October 8, 2012
1. It's a Hagerstown Hoedown Harvest Hoedown at Fairgrounds Park will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Fairgrounds Park, Cannon Avenue, Hagerstown.  Music, autumn activities and vendors.Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116. 2.  It's almost like the notes can fly The U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Selections include...
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By ERIN JULIUS | October 14, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. ? Singers from local high schools gathered Saturday morning at Shepherd University for a classical music vocal competition. Zack Nelson, 17, a senior at Clear Spring High School, sang two pieces he had been preparing since June for the judges ? Vergin Tutt'amor ? in Italian ? and a German piece. Zack was awaiting the results of the competition and comments from the judges Saturday afternoon. He started singing along with songs on the radio when he was about 6, and began vocal lessons more than a year ago, he said.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2011
Eric Kauffman, 20, has never taken a piano lesson in his life, but he plays with the confidence and energy of a well-seasoned musician. The Hagerstown native, who has the personality to match his talent, said he started playing 10 years ago on an electric keyboard. Since then, his grandmother has given him an organ, which he describes as “my best birthday present I had for 10 years.” Kauffman graduated from Williamsport High School in 2009, and attended Lincolnshire Elementary and Springfield Middle schools.
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by MARLO BARNHART | December 16, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - It was beginning to sound a lot like Christmas at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Sunday afternoon thanks to the Little Heiskell Ringers. The 10-member group performed a program of sacred, classical and popular music of the season to a full house of music lovers of all ages who gathered in the gallery. "I came with my friend, Sandy McGowan, who is a member of the group," said Nancy Nichols of Clear Spring. But she said she was happy to be there to enjoy the music of Christmas.
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By ERIN JULIUS | October 13, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. ? Singers from local high schools gathered Saturday morning at Shepherd University for a classical music vocal competition. Zack Nelson, 17, a senior at Clear Spring High School, sang two pieces he had been preparing since June for the judges ? Vergin Tutt'amor ? in Italian ? and a German piece. Zack was awaiting the results of the competition and comments from the judges Saturday afternoon. He started singing along with songs on the radio when he was about 6, and began vocal lessons more than a year ago, he said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | May 3, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Even when Karyme Grumbine is learning, she is composing. The Smithsburg High School sophomore recalled when she started learning how to play the violin and how the instrument can make a screeching sound when someone is learning it. Grumbine used the moment to write the song "The Window Washer. " In the song, Grumbine used the screeching sounds to imitate the sound of a squeegee passing over a pane of glass. The 15-year-old Hagerstown youth started playing piano when she was 6 years old and became interested in the violin around sixth grade.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | October 2, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Ralph Stanley is known as the patriarch of bluegrass. There is a museum that bears his name as well as a bluegrass festival. Musicians revere him. Banjo players want to pick like him. To this day, there's still no one on the radio who sounds like him. At 81 years old, Stanley is not about to bow out anytime soon. "As long as I can do the music justice, I'll keep a'pickin' and a'grinnin'," he said during a telephone interview from his Virginia home. He's been playing bluegrass for 62 years, and still manages to be out on the road at least three times a week.
NEWS
October 4, 2000
A swinging good time By KEVIN CLAPP / Staff Writer MSO Pops! Radio Days Saturday, Oct. 7 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre 21 S. Potomac St. Limited seating is still available. Call 301-797-4000 for information. The sounds of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey swing out from the radio. A pair of suspenders crisply thwack into place. A new fancy hat matches a good dress perfectly for a night on the town. continued The whole world is suddenly awash in black and white, a bygone era when World War II raged in Europe and Asia, and relaxation, when possible, was to the sounds of a big band beat.
NEWS
July 1, 2010
Top Five Events Please sir, can I have some more? The Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens' book, "Oliver Twist" opens Friday. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Show follows. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Special holiday weekend pricing: all seats cost $25 Friday and Saturday, July 3; no show Sunday. Call 301-739-7469 or go to http://www.washingtoncounty playhouse.com . Salute to Independence The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and other popular music Saturday at its annual Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield, near Sharpsburg.
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October 8, 2012
1. It's a Hagerstown Hoedown Harvest Hoedown at Fairgrounds Park will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Fairgrounds Park, Cannon Avenue, Hagerstown.  Music, autumn activities and vendors.Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116. 2.  It's almost like the notes can fly The U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Selections include...
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2011
Eric Kauffman, 20, has never taken a piano lesson in his life, but he plays with the confidence and energy of a well-seasoned musician. The Hagerstown native, who has the personality to match his talent, said he started playing 10 years ago on an electric keyboard. Since then, his grandmother has given him an organ, which he describes as “my best birthday present I had for 10 years.” Kauffman graduated from Williamsport High School in 2009, and attended Lincolnshire Elementary and Springfield Middle schools.
NEWS
August 23, 2010
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The group first formed in 1969. A 19-member ensemble, the group travels throughout the United States and abroad performing a variety of big-band music, including swing, bebop, contemporary jazz, Latin, standards, popular music, Dixieland tunes and patriotic favorites. The band is known for its soloists and often arranges custom compositions to highlight its broad musical range.
NEWS
July 1, 2010
Top Five Events Please sir, can I have some more? The Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens' book, "Oliver Twist" opens Friday. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Show follows. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Special holiday weekend pricing: all seats cost $25 Friday and Saturday, July 3; no show Sunday. Call 301-739-7469 or go to http://www.washingtoncounty playhouse.com . Salute to Independence The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and other popular music Saturday at its annual Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield, near Sharpsburg.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | May 3, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Even when Karyme Grumbine is learning, she is composing. The Smithsburg High School sophomore recalled when she started learning how to play the violin and how the instrument can make a screeching sound when someone is learning it. Grumbine used the moment to write the song "The Window Washer. " In the song, Grumbine used the screeching sounds to imitate the sound of a squeegee passing over a pane of glass. The 15-year-old Hagerstown youth started playing piano when she was 6 years old and became interested in the violin around sixth grade.
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | October 2, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Ralph Stanley is known as the patriarch of bluegrass. There is a museum that bears his name as well as a bluegrass festival. Musicians revere him. Banjo players want to pick like him. To this day, there's still no one on the radio who sounds like him. At 81 years old, Stanley is not about to bow out anytime soon. "As long as I can do the music justice, I'll keep a'pickin' and a'grinnin'," he said during a telephone interview from his Virginia home. He's been playing bluegrass for 62 years, and still manages to be out on the road at least three times a week.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | October 14, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. ? Singers from local high schools gathered Saturday morning at Shepherd University for a classical music vocal competition. Zack Nelson, 17, a senior at Clear Spring High School, sang two pieces he had been preparing since June for the judges ? Vergin Tutt'amor ? in Italian ? and a German piece. Zack was awaiting the results of the competition and comments from the judges Saturday afternoon. He started singing along with songs on the radio when he was about 6, and began vocal lessons more than a year ago, he said.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | October 13, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. ? Singers from local high schools gathered Saturday morning at Shepherd University for a classical music vocal competition. Zack Nelson, 17, a senior at Clear Spring High School, sang two pieces he had been preparing since June for the judges ? Vergin Tutt'amor ? in Italian ? and a German piece. Zack was awaiting the results of the competition and comments from the judges Saturday afternoon. He started singing along with songs on the radio when he was about 6, and began vocal lessons more than a year ago, he said.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | July 7, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The view of the Pennsylvania National Guard 276th Army Band from the back of the middle school auditorium was obscured by dozens of heads bobbing to popular marches on Thursday night. The heads rested and a few tears were shed when the band dedicated "With Quiet Courage" to the families of deployed troops, and at least one hand was raised in salute as all who had served were asked to stand during another piece. The patriotic evening at Waynesboro Area Middle School shifted the crowd's focus repeatedly from overseas to the home front during the free concert, which was part of the 10-day celebration of WaynesboroFest 2006.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | June 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN He sat alone in an expanse of empty, wet folding chairs and was neither hunched in a poncho nor huddled underneath an umbrella. He simply was waiting for the blues to begin, unconcerned that heavy rain had forced many others to seek shelter. "That's why you have skin," Mike Hensley, a retired correctional officer who lives in Martinsburg, W.Va., said as rain gathered on his flatcap and striped shirt. "Plus, if the music is good, I can dry out dancing. "I've never owned an umbrella in my life," Hensley added.
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