Publisher’s Notebook

Published 12:29 am Saturday, April 25, 2015

As I write this note the weather is everything we hope spring to be.  Sun filled skies dotted with big puffy clouds, trees and flowers blooming with new leaves and blossoms, low humidity and a temperature that feels just right. Not hot and not cold – that magic spot in between that just feels so good. Spring is finally here!


With spring comes a multitude of things to do in the Foothills. One to add to your must do list is the Spring Community Chorus, which promises to be better than ever. The choir has been practicing for months now and the music selection is upbeat and entertaining. Joining the chorus this spring are several groups from the Polk County High School music department, led by Cindy Gilbert.

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For your enjoyment a flute ensemble will delight you with “Ashokan Farewell” by Jay Ungar and arranged by Ricky Lambardo.  Members of the ensemble are Cora Robinson, Justine Eberhart, Sierra Kuykendall, Evan McCarthy, Autumn Watkins and Savannah Devine.
A saxophone quartet will play “Wapango” by Paquito D’Rivera. Members of this quartet are Victoria Swain, Emily Hogan, Price Marshall and Colby McGuinn. A second number, the “Mission Impossible” theme by Lalo Schifrin, will be played by Victoria Swan, Patrick Stimac, Price Marshall and Colby McGuinn.

The percussion ensemble will play several numbers, including: “Walk Like An Egyptian” by Liam Sternberg and arranged by Chris Crockarell; “Leck-tricity” by Chris Brooks; “Metric Lips” by Bela Fleck and arranged by David Steinquest; and “Glitzville!” by Chris Crockarell.

The members of the percussion ensemble are Isaias Akers, Xavier Cardwell, Mary Shannon Eargle, Emily Gage, Jordan Heston, Conner McCarthy, Colby McGuinn, Robbie Rardin, Quincy Snyder, Price Marshall, Tyler James and Cheyenne Young.
The concert is this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Polk County High School auditorium. Tickets are sold by Rotary Club of Tryon members and are available at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit local students through scholarships for higher education.
A special shout out to all the concert participants, director Candy Wilson, accompanist Pam McNeil, and these fine young people who are giving of their time to give back to their community.  Sunday promises to be a fine spring day!



Thank you for reading.
Betty Ramsey