August 25, 2007
Oak Cliff: Members getting an early start at Ewell Townview School officially starts in two days for area youngsters.
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Katherine Horne (left) and band director Dean Hill play the trombone during jazz band practice for the coming season at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center. But Ray Marfil and the rest of the musicians at Oak Cliff’s Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center have been getting a head start on their studies for the past two weeks. Read more
August 24, 2007
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. Some members of the Connellsville Marching Band were sickened after they ate cookies apparently laced with laxatives.
Practice came to a halt on Thursday when students became ill.
Former band members, who have graduated, served the batch of tainted cookies.
School police are investigating and so far, school officials aren’t commenting.
The students who were sickened weren’t seriously ill.
August 22, 2007
By Jennifer Jefferson
Mary Ann Foster was known as the “band mother.”
Her husband, William P. Foster, created Florida A&M University’s famous Marching 100.
Mary Ann Foster, who worked for the university for more than 40 years, died Friday. She was 85.