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Published Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

1) Tree Board Meeting

The Tree Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. 

2) Concert Band Performs Oct. 14 at Appalachian

Music by composers considered icons of the band repertoire will be performed by the Appalachian Concert Band on Monday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. The program features works by Johan de Meij, Vincent Persichetti, George Hamilton Green and Claude T. Smith. The performance opens with “Gandalf the Wizard” from de Meij’s “Symphony No. 1 Lord of the Rings” based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1955 fantasy trilogy. The symphony consists of five movements, each illustrating a personage or an important episode in the book. “Gandalf the Wizard” portrays the wizard’s noble character as well as a wild ride on his gray horse, Shadowfax. Persichetti’s “Pageant” was originally titled “Morning Music for Band.” The composition opens in a slow tempo with a horn motif that is used throughout both sections. This solemn chordal section is followed by a vivacious parade, introduced first by the snare drum. In the final portion of the piece, the two principal themes are developed simultaneously to an inspired climax. “Rainbow Ripples” written in 1926 by Green features soloist Rob Falvo on xylophone. Falvo is a professor of percussion and coordinator of the percussion department at Appalachian. Considered one of history’s greatest xylophone players, Green started playing at age 11 and at age 13 was performing solos with his father’s band. At 19 he entered vaudeville and in one year was proclaimed “the fastest, most artistic and most wonderful xylophonist and soloist in this country or abroad.” His compositions elevated the xylophone to the position where it was recognized as a legitimate concert instrument. “Incidental Suite” by Smith was written in three movements. The “Tarantella” provides a fast, 6/8 dance characterized by the constant use of hemiola-a syncopated rhythm of three notes in two counts. The “Nocturne” presents a slow, lazy melody accompanied by lush and sometimes dissonant harmonies. The “Rondo” opens in a rather marital style with the percussion section stating rhythmically what becomes the main theme of this finale. Throughout the movement, short interludes of dialogue between the percussion section and other sections occur. The program concludes with “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jaeger based on “The Marines’ Hymn.” The work is a kind of fantasy-march, as well as a tribute to the United States Marine Band. The concert band is conducted by the Hayes School of Music faculty conductors and graduate students earning their master’s degree in band directing. Faculty members often perform with the concert band as soloists. Primarily comprised of non-music majors and music majors performing on secondary instruments, the concert band offers continued performance opportunities for those students who wish to keep music in their lives as a recreational and aesthetic activity. 

3) Fall Fun Early Release Days

School is out on the afternoons of Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1. Join us for our school early release days for fall fun. Activities designed for 7-12 year olds. Sign up for one or both days. Arrive between 12-1 p.m. Both days will include a tour and fun activities. Pick up at 5-5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 each day. To register, contact Watauga County 4-H. 

4) Barbeque Fundraiser Before WHS Game Friday

On Friday, Oct. 11 from 4-6:30 p.m. there will be a barbeque fundraiser in the parking lot of Watauga High School before the undefeated Pioneers face Freedom High School. Plates are $8 eat in or take out with $4 sandwiches. There will be a cornhole tournament from 5:30 p.m. until kickoff with a $5 entry fee ($10 per team) with the top three teams at the end of the night receiving prizes. Teams can register from 4-5:30 p.m. There will be a separate court for kids with unlimited games of 50 foot corn hole toss. There will be prizes, a bake sale, crafts, food and fun. Come out and support!

5) 2013 Downtown Boone Boo

Calling all pirates, princesses and children of all ages! The Downtown Boone Development Association, the Watauga County Library and the Jones House Community Center are excited to host the 13th annuah Boone BOO! Halloween event on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. The fun begins at 4 p.m. at the Watauga County Library where families can participate in crafts and activities. At 4:30 p.m. the children will parade from the Library to the Jones House which will be decorated for children of all ages to enjoy. Children can then have fun trick or treating with the merchants in downtown until 6 p.m. We hope you can join us for an evening of Halloween fun in Downtown Boone. For more information, please call 828-262-4532.

6) Gospel Choir Presents Midnight Performance Oct. 11

The ASU Gospel Choir presents Midnight Musical 2013 on Friday, Oct. 11, at midnight in the Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free. Keith McCutchen is the director. The performance is part of Homecoming activities Oct. 11-12 at Appalachian. Selections to be performed include “Every Praise,” “We Lift Our Hands in the Sanctuary,” “Come Thou Almighty King,” “Stir Up the Gift” and “Oh Lord You’re My Everything.” The public is invited to attend. 

7) Fall Bazaar

The Boone Advent Christian Church will hold a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (side entrance next to the playground). we are located on King Street to the left of King Street Pharmacy and EarthFare. There will be several booths including local artists’ work, handmade crafts and holiday items, pottery, jewelry, as well as booths from High Country Souvenirs, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Origami Own and much more. The Bazaar will also include a silent auction and bake sale. Funds raised will support missions through out annual Penny Crusade Drive. Thank you for your support!

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