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Band parents help ensure the success of every show

Behind the uniforms and show lights that glint off marching band students’ instruments are the efforts of the unsung heroes behind the show. “Without our parents, there would be no band program. This program relies heavily on the support of our parents, financially and physically,” Claire Maesaka, a member of Lafayette’s Lancer Regiment, said. According to Parkway Central band director ...

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U-19 Bash at Chesterfield Amphitheater to showcase local bands

By DAN BOEMEKE On  Aug. 16, students of the local School of Rock franchise will take the stage at Chesterfield Amphitheater for the U-19 Bash, a 9.5-hour concert featuring the School of Rock house band, students’ own bands and special guests Jon Anderson of Yes and Steve Ewing of The Urge. For many of the school’s students this may be ...

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Making smart, safe choices in selecting the right summer camp

By SHANNON IGNEY As winter’s thaw approaches, the signup sheets for summer camp flood the mailbox and dominate “water cooler” conversations. This annual ritual of researching and selecting the best camp can be daunting to say the least, but for parents of first-time participants, it can be simply overwhelming. To find a camp that best meets the needs of an ...

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