Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Coffee = Joe

Nobody in the Alan Segal Quartet is named Joe.
Eddie Etkins plays saxophone. George Sinkler is on piano. Segal is a bassist, and their drummer is Leon Jordan.
So where does Church of the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church's "Jazz and Joe" get its name? Well, when you think jazz, maybe you also think coffeehouse. So that would be a reference to a cup o'joe. From 7-9 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 9, Oct. 14 and Nov. 11, enjoy live jazz by the Alan Segal Quartet, coffee, and potluck refreshments (bring a dessert and a beverage, if you like). An offering will be taken.
The church is at Sumneytown Pike and Barndt Road, Upper Salford.
Jazz and Joe is sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union and LPL Financial. Ooooooo!

And don't let anybody tell you that the phrase "cup of joe" is named after former Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, who banned the serving of alcohol on ships in 1914. The phrase is apparently older than he is.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Did you know that ...

The Pennfield Middle School Band Outstanding Musician Award was presented in June at the ninth grade awards assembly for the 37th time. Dating back to 1974, this award recognizes ninth grade band students for their outstanding musicianship, leadership and overall contribution to the Pennfield Band Program.
Up until 2008, students received a certificate and their names were engraved on a school plaque. However, 2009 marked a special addition to the award as each recipient also received an individual engraved plaque. The plaques are provided through a sponsorship from the Montgomery County Concert Band. Stephen Frederick, Conductor of the Montgomery County Concert Band, presented the plaques to each student.
This year’s award winners are Zach Travis (french horn and bass) , Alyssa Tate (french horn), Brett Slifer (baritone horn and trombone) and Lauren Orehowsky (clarinet). Each of the four recipients participated in three years of Concert Band and Wind Ensemble and two years of Pit Orchestra and Bux-Mont Honors Band. Travis and Slifer also participated in the Jazz Band for two and three years, respectively. All four students were selected by audition to become members of the 2010-11 North Penn High School Wind Ensemble.
Best of luck to all four as they begin their high school careers when school opens after Labor Day.