2011 SPRING KICKOFF AND PROGRAM
Join Max and Donna Daniels for
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
First Congregational Church
801 Bushnell St.
(between Park Ave. and Church St.)
Max and Donna have an extensive background incommunity theatre and have portrayed Abraham andMary Todd Lincoln professionally since 1988. They are past Vice-presidents of the National Associationof Lincoln Presenters and were named by the Association as the first recipients of its award for “Best Abraham and Mary Lincoln Team” in 1994.
For more information please visit the “New and Improved” SLU Website at www.sluinc.org
If you’re looking for the SLU
(society for learning unlimited) website
Please go to: http://www.sluinc.org/
- Date: April 30, May 1, 2 2010
- Time: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Presented by: Bob Yapp
- Location: The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation, Hannibal MO
- Cost: $300
While available elsewhere across the country and regionally we don’t currently have any preservation trades education available here in WI… that I’m aware of. Bob Yapp, publisher, radio show host, consultant and founder/director of the Belvedere School is a recognized authority in historic preservation and related trades. The Belvedere school offers a range of hands-on trades education. It’s located less than six hours away and is incredibly reasonably priced at ONLY $300… for three full days of training. I think that’s incredible.
From Bob’s course description:
Window Restoration College is a fun and intense, three-day, hands-on learning experience. Students will learn cost-effective & energy efficient restoration of original, double-hung, wood windows. You will be part of a team restoring the original 150-year old windows in the historic Lamb-Munger Mansion in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri.
This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 12 students. You will be working side- by-side all three days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in window restoration and has restored over 5,000 windows in his 35-year career.
This will be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn sash removal, safe paint & glass removal, epoxy wood repair, glazing putty application, weather stripping, re-roping & sash installation. At the end of the three days you will know from beginning to end, how to completely and cost effectively restore a double-hung window & receive a “Certificate of Completion”.
Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, hp students and historic building owners will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.
Tuition for this three-day workshop is $300 and includes beverages and lunch. Space is limited to twelve students in each session and pre-registration is required Classes fill up quickly so be sure to get your tuition & registration in as soon as possible.
Inexpensive motels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For more information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email him, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bobyapp.com
Thanks to the Beloit Daily News for reporting on our High School students successes with the expanding AP (advanced placement) courses.
While educators believe AP students will be better prepared for college whatever score they get, they are proud the Purple Knights have tested higher then average.
In a few of our AP classes we just killed the national average,” Barder said.
In previous years, 25% of Beloit students taking the U.S. government exam received a four (1-5 scale); the (national) average was 13.1%. Nearly 30% of Beloit students taking the U.S. history test scored a four while the national average was about 18%. The Purple Knights also outscored the average in psychology on scores three and above.
Beloit Daily News
BMHS boosted its AP offerings to 11 this school year by adding music theory, statistics, chemistry, and drawing.
Beloit Daily News
Thanks Daily News for reporting.
Thanks to BMHS administration, the school board and teachers for their hard work in providing excellent and competitive educational opportunities for those students and families willing to take advantage of them.
photo credit: Old Onliner
We’ve known about this for a few weeks now but it needs more noise…
The BMHS Jazz Band was selected as a finalist for the 14th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival held at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Ok, ok, ok… let me be the first to say there should be a freakin’ parade about this. What this band has accomplished under the direction of Chris Behrens is amazing. They’re a great bunch of talented and hard working student musicians who have gained NATIONAL recognition. This isn’t like making regionals. It’s not like making state. This is a Lincoln Center national competition and they made the cut of only fifteen schools from across the friggin’ country. This is fantastic. Can I get an Amen!
…the rich 14-year history of this unique music education program, which has reached more than 275,000 students in more than 4,500 high schools across all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and American schools abroad. ~Wynton Marsalis blog
Each year Jazz at Lincoln Center transcribes, publishes, and distributes Duke Ellington Orchestra charts along with additional educational materials to high school bands in the U.S. and Canada and American schools abroad. These charts are original transcriptions of recordings by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, not simplified arrangements. ~Jazz at Lincoln Center Website
They’re going to have an amazing, life-time opportunity to get to work with some of the elite professionals in the industry. They’ll be introduced to a peer group of likewise highly motivated student musicians which will only serve to inspire them further. Success breeds success and I wish them all the best. If you’ve school age children I encourage you to plug them into the Beloit music program.
The video above is of their New Orleans concert just completed. A second one here.
Thanks Chris for all your hard work with these students. Thanks for capturing the video so we could all enjoy.
- Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Program Description
- Wynton Marsalis – Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
- BMHS Band’s YouTube Channel – subscribe, rate them, favorite them…
- A couple more videos from their New Orleans trip.
Beloit Memorial High School Jazz I – Roster
- Jessica Gile – Alto Saxophone I
- Christian Garcia – Alto Saxophone II
- Lizzie Anderson – Tenor Saxophone I / Clarinet
- Josh Shope – Tenor Saxophone II
- Chris Day – Baritone Saxophone
- Dan Schiessl – Trumpet
- Rob Goodwin – Trumpet
- Kevin LeBaron – Trumpet
- Melissa Gile – Trumpet
- Matt Schiessl – Trumpet
- Jeff Patterson – Trombone
- Cody Schober – Trombone
- Aaron Mendelsohn – Trombone
- Connor Hunt – Trombone
- Pierre Charles – Piano
- Crystal Rebone – Bass
- Jake Boutelle – Drums
- Kolton Hatch – Guitar
And, get this. Average GPA: 3.7 They’re exceptional students as well.
These kids are going to need our support to get them to New York. There will certainly be benefits and fundraisers to allow us to enjoy their wonderful music and of course help them finance their trip. I look forward to the fundraiser concerts. Hope to see you there.
BTW, share this with your friends.
Regardless of if you/we have children in the local schools, the quality of education serving our neighborhood is of fundamental import. It impacts directly the viability or our neighborhood. We’ve not just one but two neighbors generous enough to be willing to volunteer their time and talents for the benefit of everyone. What would folks think of asking all candidates to meet with us. Think about it.
The election is not until April so we’ve some time but sooner/better I’d think. As you likely know there are three seats open and five candidates. I’ll add this to our next meeting’s agenda.
Wine, Dine & Twist Your Spine!
A fundraising event for the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator.
- Saturday January 17th. 2009
- 6:00 PM to Midnight
- In the new Beloit College Science Hall
- $75 per person ($35/person is a tax deductible gift)
Live music by the Stateline Playboys, a significant collection of original works and rare artist’s proofs (did someone say Picasso, Dali, Chagall?).
And for the truly indulged we encourage to come dressed as your favorite artist or work of art. The BFAI staff is already working on their costumes.
Dinner catered by Peter Kraemer of Beloit College, dancing to the Stateline Playboys, an exceptional fine art exhibit, costumes (optional), silent auction, and more. Help support the arts, join us for the fun and an evening you won’t forget.
For tickets and information please contact Jerry or Connie Sveum at 608-362-5903. Reserve your place by Jan. 3 2009. Hurry, space is limited.
The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is a 501c3 organization run entirely by volunteers. It’s mission is to provide resources to help emerging artists, offer community education and cultural events, and expand on the “Arts Center” theme. Any financial or volunteer support is always welcome.
Did you know that perhaps the single most comprehensive and respected educational center for Historic Preservation in the entire mid-west is just under two hours away from Beloit? It’s the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in Mount Carroll IL. Among the broader offerings a couple of the classes I’ve always been curious about…