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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Community Band needs musicians Have you ever tooted a horn or beat a drum'’ It so, the Comal County Community Band wants you As the local group begins the season, new members are being actively recruited to join this organization. which is sponsored by Comal 1SD Community Education A group as diverse as the community lself. the Community Band is continuing the tradition of band music in Comal County that dates back to the old American Legion and National Guard bands Begun as a seasonal program, the band has expanded its activities to year round rehearsals and performances Members play annually at Wurst fest, and have performed on Independence Day and Memorial Day on Main Plaza and in Land* Park As the organization has grown. more and more invitations have been extended for performances The band was organized six years ago by Larry Cornell who was band director at Canyon High School at that time It is now conducted by Dr Alden Tieken who is director of personnel for the Comal ISI) He holds a degree in music education and serv ed for several years as a high school band director * This is a group of people who real ly enjoy music and like participating more than listening Tieken said The Community Band is currently made up of approximately 15 members whose age backgrounds and musical abilities are as broad as the kinds of instruments the> pla> High school age players sit side by side with retired residents of Comal County when they rehearse weekly The instrumentation of the* band also is diverse and most memters play the same horns they learned in school The band includes protea sional musicians as well as those who duln t touch their instruments for as long as 25 years before joining the group Most just have a yen to play and this is a great organization for them Tieken said Beheading now for performances at Wurstfest the C ommunity Barid > repertoire includes traditional mar ches selections from Broadway mu&icmUs suc h as Cats and sound or Music classical piei n and of CHS students planning big spring break Trip to Washington to be paid for by local contributions With three and one had week.- Of School out of the way students at Ca nyon High School already are mak mg plans for spring Break With approval from the Comal ISP board of trustees soc tai studies students are planning a trip lo Washing!on DC Kathy Simmons and Judy Wright both OIS government teachers are spearheading the trip We felt there s a lot of potential and possibilities and senile neat thing- ar tan do in Washington Wrigid told board menders earlier this week She said thr experience will be particularly important ties a use this is the anniversary of the ended Mates« onstitution IT*- tioard unanimously approved the trip Board President iwroy l.uodson said thr trip will tw a good experience for local young people W right said junior and senior government students at Canyon High School with an average grade of at least 85 in social studies will tw eligi hie to apply to make trip She jdded that there will be no cost to the school district Instead stiwlents will raise rnorwy through donations from the community and through s* attent organizations such as the Junior Historians and the \oung Kepubltcans Club She added that students will apply for fetleral rd UC a tional grant money available through the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United Slates Constitution The trip will last no more than five davs Guidelines are bring establish rd for eligibility such as students will be required lo share their ex pennies with oilier students after returning Kalich named CISD teacher of the year A veteran educator who serves as science department chairman at Bulverde Middle School is the Comal ISI) first Teacher of the Year Harvey Kalich is the recipient of the district s highest honor for its teachers He has been a member of the Bulverde Middle .School faculty for 19 years A graduate of Southwest Texas State University in 1968 with a bachelor of science degree and in 1973. with a master of education Kalich teaches eighth grade earth science and computer literacy “Harvey s one of the nicest guys I know “ said Dr Patrick Hollis, principal of the middle school “I have known him a long time and know that he is genuinely concerned about young people He is a very easy going guy who gets right in there with the students and really nurtures them ” Hollis said. “Kalich is a definite asset to this campus and community The kids are lucky to have him ” Kalich was honored Monday night bv the Comal ISI) board of trustees 16 Harvey Kalich A reception will be given by the school board in his honor on Nov at 6:30 p m at Smithson V alley High School The faculty, staff and students of Bulverde .Middle School have declared this Harvey Kalich Week to honor the teacher Kalich and his wife Sharon are the parents of three girls Karen 13 Diana 9 and l»ri 7 He was c hosen from a field of IO finalists and two semi finalists all of whom were named Teachers of the Month during the 198*' 87 sc hoo. year Semi finalist for ‘he elementary schools was Max * Gordon who teaches fifth grade at Frazier Elementary School Other con tenders included Sayde Dunlap, Comal Elementary School Nancy Iragorri. Smithson \ alley High School V ickie Hirschfieid Canyon Middle School Gloria Overstreet. Goodwin Primary School Starr Dupree. Mountain Valley Elementary School Gary Gibson Mountain \ alley Middle School, ( ann Y ar-quhar. Bulverde Elementarv School, and Claudelle Sigie. Canyon High School Kalich s name will now be submit ted to the Texas Education Agency as Comal ISD's candidate for the Texas Teacher of the year compete lion Sex educator hopes small card will be big help Dr Arlen Tieken directs the Community Band each Thursday from 7 30 to 9 p rn (CISD photo) old i erin an course some good “oom pah music The Comal County Community Band rehearse- each Thursday from 7 to to 9 p rn in the Canyon Middle School Band Hall Player- of -ax □phones and clarinet- are m*eded particularly at this time but the band is open to anyone who can read music and play a musical instrument We would like to see this irgam/ation double or triple in size -aid the band director hor more information about join ng the band or booking a free per formance contact Tieken at 625-8081 »r 885 7674 RALEIGH. N C AP You may not be able to in elude every thing an adolescent needs to know about sex education on a laminated pocket card but author < arole Marsh hopes the card would be enough to convince a teen ager not to have sex or at least have it safely “If we can t get them to read books . then let s give them something 2 inches by 3 inches and see if we can get them to read this “ said Marsh of Bath. N C who has written a series of 35 sex education materials for children teachers and parents “Its just a good reminder ” One side of the card has "Six Super Smart Sex Steps for the child who wants to say no the second side has sex musts for protection against pregnancy and disease lf you communicate to fourth-, fifth or sixth graders that waiting is really a good idea they ll take that to heart said Marsh who has written children s book- for about lu years We ll not have a lot of luck with teen agers necessarily It also encompasses the reality that some kids will be sexually involved In addition to the laminated card the material includes books, parent and teamer guides, posters and newsletters It is published by Gallopade Publishing Group which is run by Marsh and her husband Bob Longmeyer and publisher only Marsh s books Marsh said some of the material had been ordered by national bookstore chains She has received inquiries on it from around the country and has an international wholesaler It sex education is on people's minds right now Marsh said in a telephone interview There - a lot of in terest around the world So I wrote it with that in mind without any American prejudices in it Lois Chenault is an elementary school teacher in Bath who describes herself as conservative But Chenault who reviewed the material as a favor to Marsh, sud -he had been impressed by w hat she read “She didn t preach ' Chenault said adding that Marsh teaches children how to say no and what to do when they say yes “Carole knows all kids are not going to say no. and those that don t need to know w hat to do City-Smart Western Style For high fashion with Western flair, try (lowboy Cut® in all kinds of fashion colors. 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