It's Music in our Schools Month
Celebrating our children's musical journey
This year, we've asked Band, Orchestra and Choral teachers from area schools to send us a student's name and reason why they deserve recognition for efforts in their music program. Here are all of our teachers nominees!
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British newspaper The Sun, reported that Mick Jagger's lavish Caribbean holiday home on Mustique was available for hire, at £9,500 a week, but added that Mick, demanded full details of applicants backgrounds, including professions, before they were even considered. Bandmate Keith Richards beach-front Caribbean holiday home at Parrot Cay Resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands was also alvaible for rent, at £35,000 a week.
Adam Ant appeared at The Old Bailey in London charged with possession of an imitation firearm. Ant, (Stuart Goddard) had been arrested in January after an altercation at The Prince of Wales pub in London when a bouncer refused to let him in.
Travis swept the board at the Ivor Novello awards. Singer Fran Healy won two awards for Best Contemporary Song for the single 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me'' And Songwriter Of The Year for the Travis album 'The Man Who.'
Wings started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Silly Love Songs', McCartney's fifth US No.1 since leaving The Beatles. McCartney had often been teased by music critics as well as former Beatle and friend, John Lennon, for writing lightweight songs and he wrote this number in response.
The Rolling Stones album 'Sticky Fingers' started a four-week run at No.1 on the US charts, the group's second US No.1 album. The artwork for Sticky Fingers, which, on the original vinyl release, featured a working zipper that opened to reveal cotton briefs, was conceived by American pop artist Andy Warhol. The cover, a photo of Joe Dallesandro's crotch clad in tight blue jeans, was assumed by many fans to be an image of Mick Jagger. The album also features the first usage of the "Tongue and Lip Design" designed by John Pasche.
The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ticket To Ride', the group's eighth US No.1. The American single's label declared that the song was from the United Artists release Eight Arms to Hold You. This was the original title of the Beatles' second movie; the title changed to Help! after the single was initially released.
Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at London's Heathrow Airport to begin his first British tour, along with his new bride, 14 year old third cousin, Myra. Although advised not to mention it, Lewis answered all questions about his private life. The public's shock over Lewis' marriage marks the start of a controversy leading to his British tour being cancelled after just 3 of the scheduled 37 performances.
Remember that next Wednesday's rehearsals are at Indian Mound Middle School. The schedule is; 5:00 -- Sectional rehearsal 6:00 -- Concert band rehearsal There is no Swing band The concert at Olbrich Gardens is on Sunday, May 12 at 2:00. Please be ready to warm-up at 1:15. Dress up and...
The Swing Band played in a program honoring Lau and Bea for their philanthropic work. Set up in the "Missing Man" formation …I wonder who forgot about traffic on the beltline? Otherwise we sounded pretty good.
Here's the Play List For the Bethel Bash Gospel Blues Bye, Bye Blackbird Star Dust Teach Me Tonight Work Song Samba Ti Kaye One Special Moment Harlem Nocturne Blue Moon Birdland Beneath An Orange Moon Blue Skies Just The Way You Are Night Train Emily It’s Only A Paper...
Swing Band; Thanks to all of you that played at Oak Park Place. It was greatly appreciated by all of the residents. One lady told me that she learned to dance to In The Mood. Please make sure the following dates are on your calendar. If you have any conflicts...
Concert Band Members; Here is our schedule for the next couple of months. Please contact me with any questions. Glenn Wed., May 1 -- regular rehearsal schedule Wed., May 8 -- rehearsal at Indian Mound Middle School IMMS is at 6330 Exchange St. Go past the High School on Farwell...
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