Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Drum & bugle corps compete

Summer Music Games the venue

The Enquirer

FAIRFIELD - Eight of the nation's top drum and bugle corps will bring their music to the Fairfield Senior High School Stadium on Wednesdayfor the Summer Music Games 2004.

More than 1,200 youth ages 16-21 will converge on the city for the Drum Corps International competition, each trying for a perfect score of 100.

Participating teams are: Phantom Regiment, Rockford, Ill.; Boston Crusaders; Bluecoats, Canton, Ohio; Blue Knights, Denver; Magic of Orlando; Capital Regiment, Columbus, Ohio; Mandarins, Sacramento, Calif.; and Pioneer, Milwaukee.

Those holding tickets to the evening competition may also watch a a 3:30 p.m. Full Corps Clinic featuring brass, color guard and percussion.

Advance tickets are $10-$16. Tickets purchased at the gate are $12-$18.

To order tickets, call (513) 858-3786 or e-mail smgtickets@cinci.rr.com.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with competition beginning at 7 p.m. Information: www.summermusicgamesincincinnati.org.

Proceeds will benefit the Fairfield marching band.

New board members in Winton Woods

FOREST PARK - The Winton Woods School Board has appointed new board members to fill vacancies created when two board members resigned.

Timothy M. Cleary will fill the seat held by Lori Handler, and Priscilla Franklin will take over the seat held by Cynthia Lee.

Handler, who was on the board nearly 13 years, resigned June 30 because of family and job commitments. Cleary is president of TMI Electrical Contractors and has three children attending school in the district.

Lee resigned her position July 21, citing increasing demands for her time with her family and employment responsibilities. She was elected to the board in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003.

Franklin was narrowly defeated in her bid to be elected to the board in November 2003.

She is a chemist whose children have graduated from Winton Woods High School.

Both Cleary and Franklin will serve through December 2005.

Lunch prices rise in Finneytown

FINNEYTOWN - Parents can expect to pay an extra 5 to 10 cents for their child's hot lunches in the Finneytown School District this year. A carton of milk will not increase, remaining at 35 cents.

The school board recently approved the lunch fee increases, which will help the district eliminate a deficit, said David Oliverio, the district's treasurer.

He said the district is working with the food service company to generate more revenue through product offerings.

All rate increases will be included on the school Web site, www.finneytown.org.

Tools for Schools drive under way

COLLEGE HILL - The College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., is holding its Tools For Schools drive to collect school supplies for children of low-income families, with a deadline of Aug. 22.

Drop off donations of pencils, rulers, scissors, paper, book bags, dictionaries and other items at the church.

For information, call Karen Lane at 541-5676, ext. 167.


Karen Andrew and Sue Kiesewetter

E-mail school news to kandrew@enquirer.com

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