Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Blair Spring Fling features jazz bands, orchestra

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The Cannon Road Elementary School PTA held a ‘‘Spirit Night” fundraiser at the California Tortilla at 10751 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Front center: Tatiana Denitez. Seated: Joel Denitez, Chris Biamonte, Mica Biamonte, Shannon Dunne, Alessandro Valeri, Ann Coletti, Alehandro Barrientos. Rear front: Megan Barnes, Laurence Coletti, Aleana Coletti, Dana Biamonte, Alan Barrientos, Shane Dunne, Hugo Velasquez, Antonia Valeri. Rear second row: Alex Coletti, Nick Barnes, Patrick Walsh, Kim Klass, Angela Seufert.
The Spring Fling Dance featuring the Montgomery Blair High School jazz bands, string orchestra with special guest instrumentalist Chuck Redd will be held 7:30 p.m. April 12 at the school’s student activities center, 51 University Blvd. E., Silver Spring.

Redd will play after the Blair Groups, and there will be free dance lessons from Arthur Murray Dance Studios. There will be food, prizes, and bidding on gift baskets.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Contact Dustin Doyle at dustin_m_doyle@mcpsmd.org or at 301-649-2839.

Schools to put on spring performances

Several eastern Montgomery County school are holding spring theater performances.

*James Hubert Blake: ‘‘Les Miserables” April 25 and 26 and May 1, 2 and 3 at the school, 300 Norwood Road, Silver Spring. Call 301-879-1300.

*Albert Einstein: ‘‘Thoroughly Modern Millie” 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12 and 7:30 p.m. April 17 and 18 and 1 p.m. April 19 at the school, 11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington. Call 301-929-2200.

*John F. Kennedy: ‘‘Once on This Island” 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 19 and April 25, 26 and 27 at the school, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring. Call 301-929-2100.

*Northwood: ‘‘One-Act Plays” 7 p.m. April 3 and 4 at the school, 919 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring. Call 301-649-8088.

*Paint Branch: The spring production at Paint Branch High School, ‘‘Bells Are Ringing” will be performed 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 26 and 27 at the school, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Cost is $7 students, $10 adults. Call 301-989-5600.

*Springbrook: ‘‘Bye, Bye Birdie” May 1, 2 and 3 at the school, 201 Valley Brook Drive, Silver Spring. Call 301-989-5700.

*Wheaton: ‘‘Wait Until Dark” 4:30 p.m. April 10 and 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12 at the school, 12601 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton. Call 301-929-2050.

*Eastern: ‘‘The Monkey Emperor’s Secret” May 2 and 3 and May 9 and 10 at the school, 300 University Blvd. E., Silver Spring. Call 301-650-6650.

*Silver Spring International: ‘‘A Lunch Line” (short plays) May 8 and 9 at the school, 313 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring. Call 301-650-6544.

*Sligo: ‘‘The Monkey Emperor’s Secret” May 8 and 9 at the school, 1401 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring. Call 301-649-8121.

*Takoma Park: ‘‘Seussical Jr.” May 13, 14 and 15 at the school, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring. Call 301-650-6444.

Blair student to attend leadership seminar

Cameron Reed of Montgomery Blair High School will be one of about 190 sophomore students who will attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Maryland Leadership Seminar May 23-25 at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. The students will discuss topics with leaders in the business, government and education fields, according to a news release from the seminar.

Principals or advisers nominate students and only one per school may attend.

International Nightat Roscoe R. Nix ES

An International Night will be held 7 p.m. April 18 at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School, 1100 Corliss St., Silver Spring. Call 301-422-5070.

Northwood musicians take part in Festival Disney

Northwood High School’s choir, orchestra, jazz ensemble, marching and concert bands participated in Festival Disney March 14 and 15 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

The festival series schedule includes two days of performances where band, choral, dance, auxiliary, jazz, and concert ensembles receive valuable written and recorded feedback from music educators, according to a news release from Festival Disney.

Festival Disney is open to junior, middle and high school music groups.

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