ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - Jazz legend Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band is giving a fund-raising concert for the Anderson High School bands for the replacement of old instruments. The Anderson Jazz Band opens the program 7:30 p.m. Sunday with Ferguson to follow at the school's Titus Auditorium, 7560 Forest Road.
Ferguson is a world-famous jazz trumpet player known for his high range. At 75, he has kept a busy tour schedule, performing across the nation with his band for the past 15 years.
Tickets: $20. Information: www.maynard.ferguson.net.
Community book sale to help buy ... books
OXFORD - Talawanda High School, 101 W. Chestnut St., hosts a community book sale from noon-7 p.m. today and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Proceeds will be used to purchase books for the media center. Information: 523-4137.
Clark Montessori celebrates a decade
HYDE PARK - Cincinnati Public Schools' Clark Montessori High School celebrates its 10th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday with a citywide treasure hunt beginning at the school, 3030 Erie Ave.
Clark's Steel Band will perform in two concerts, 5 and 7 p.m. Its new full-length CD, Music in Our Blood, will be on sale for $15 at the concerts. The CD features Calypso, Latin and classical music, as well as original student compositions. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Cincinnati; Peaslee Neighborhood Center; the Sierra Club, Cincinnati chapter; Lighthouse Services; and the Steel Band.
Tickets, $6, include the treasure hunt and concert; free to children under 3.
Bat sculpture to be dedicated
GLENDALE - Glendale Elementary School, 930 Congress Ave., hosts a Bats Incredible! sculpture dedication ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Monday in front of the school building.
This will be a temporary installation allowing the sculpture to be removed later for storage when the building is being renovated or rebuilt as part of the elementary building plan.
Glendale Elementary students participated in Cincinnati's Bats Incredible! public art project organized by Art Works last spring. The bat sculpture was on display at the Cincinnati Public Library, downtown.
The school received donations from individuals and groups that enabled it to place the winning bid on its own sculpture at the Nov. 6 Bats Incredible! auction at the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Little Miami plans kindergarten signups
MORROW - Little Miami Schools' kindergarten registration for 2004-2005 is noon-5 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. today, to run for one week, at the following locations:
Today: Harlan-Butlerville Elementary School, 8276 Ohio 132.
Monday: Hamilton-Maineville Elementary, held at Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 106 W. U.S. 22.
April 29: Morrow Elementary, 10 Miranda St.
'M*A*S*H' showing at high school
MORROW - Little Miami High School will present M*A*S*H at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the high school, 3001 E. U.S.22/3. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at school or at the door. Information: 899-3781.
Music groups win superior ratings
WALNUT HILLS - Walnut Hills High School's Vocal Senior Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Marching Band earned superior ratings from the Ohio Music Educators Association.
The public will get a chance to see the groups in concert:
Tuesday: Wind Ensemble.
April 29: Senior Choir and Ensemble.
May 18: Chamber Orchestra.
All concerts begin 7:30 p.m. in the high school's auditorium, 3250 Victory Parkway, Evanston. Tickets: $2 at the door, with children 12 and under free.
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