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Byline: The Register-Guard

Springfield High ensemble chosen to attend clinic

The Springfield High School Advanced Percussion Ensemble recently was selected to be one of five groups from around the world to perform at the 29th annual Western International Band Clinic in Seattle in November. Other groups performing include a high school band from Texas that has received numerous national awards.

The 20-member Springfield ensemble, directed by Dana Demant, performs all types of percussion music, from marching drumline to classical and ethnic music.

The clinic will draw band directors from all over the United States, and more than 650 high school honor band students will have the opportunity to rehearse with international guest conductors and flute soloist Jim Walker.

South Lane School Board to be presented award

Members of the South Lane School Board will collectively receive an Outstanding Board Achievement Award tonight from the Oregon School Boards Association Leadership Institute.

The award is given to board members committed to learning about the responsibilities of serving students and communities.

The board's chairman is Leslie Rubinstein, who leads members Sherry Duerst-Higgins, Jim Goes, Cheryl Mueller, Joe Raade, Carrie Gilmore and Tom McVey. The panel has studied ethics, board roles and responsibilities, effective leadership, public meetings and records law, and collective bargaining.
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Title Annotation:Schools; ACHIEVEMENTS
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Feb 5, 2007
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