BG elementary music meeting today
Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School will be expanding its instrumental music program to reach area parochial grade school students in grades four through eight.
Students entering these grade levels will be afforded the opportunity to choose a musical instrument and be taught the skills and techniques to become a young musician, playing alongside their peers.
The Blair County Historical Society recently honored several students from Altoona Area High School for their participation in an essay contest that interpreted the significance of D-Day and its 70th anniversary. Second- and third-place winners Taylor Kianka (right) and Bobbi Jo Potts (left) were given their awards at Baker Mansion’s WWII History Weekend by event coordinator Jared Frederick. First-place winner and honorable mention winner Michael Scott and Lexie Plowman were unable to attend because of other academic commitments that same weekend. All winners received a certificate and an assortment of prizes from the society.
In this program, students will receive weekly individual and/or group lessons with like instruments during the school day by Mel McConnell, former music director at BG.
There will be an informational session for parents at 7 p.m. today in the Bishop Guilfoyle cafeteria. All parents of the community are welcome to attend.
Instruments available include flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, snare drum, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and French horn.
For more information, visit www.guilfoylemusic.weebly.com.