Junior Military Bandseeks new members
WARREN -- The Warren Junior Military Band is looking for a few good musicians. Auditions will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 14 at Packard Music Hall. No appointment is necessary to audition. Students should bring their instruments, music stands and a piece of music they can play well; short excerpts are acceptable.
Larger instruments such as euphoniums, tubas and percussion instruments will be furnished by the band. The WJMB also furnishes some smaller instruments for members who need them.
In July, the band will tour the Rocky Mountains and play at the Breckenridge (Colorado) Music Festival.
Current band members are from middle schools, high schools and colleges. Nearly all WJMB members also play in their school bands.
Band rehearsals this fall will be Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at Packard Music Hall. Go to www.wjmb.org for more information, or call (330) 398-1643.
Eating contestat Geauga Lake
Do you think you can eat? A lot? Have you watched televised eating competitions and said "Hey, I could do that!"? Then check out the dumpling eating contest at Geauga Lake's Oktoberfest and show 'em what you've got!
A total of 24 contestants will be selected to compete in four three-minute qualifying rounds at 2 p.m. Sept. 17. The top two qualifiers from each heat will advance to the six-minute finals at 3 p.m. Sept. 18. The authentic German dumplings will be provided by Mozart's Restaurant in Canton. Winners will be determined by the number of dumplings consumed.
To register, send an e-mail to email@example.com explaining why you should be in the contest. The contest is open to anyone who is not affiliated with a professional competitive eating organization and has not won cash or prizes valued at $50 or more in the last 12 months. Include information about any eating contest experiences you have had -- for instance, what your record is for chicken wings, or how fast you can down a large pizza
Contestants will be given one admission ticket for the day of the qualifying round. The eight finalists will also receive one admission ticket for the day of the finals.
"My mother walks around with this elegant cloud of beautiful white hair. ... I'm so grateful to her for that example. She has grown older with dignity, grace and beauty. I hope to do the same." -- Actress Kerry Washington ("Ray," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"), in In Style magazine
"I would compare [our bunks on the tour bus] to sleep in a small coffin. If you're goth, you'll love it." -- Adam Lazzara of "Taking Back Sunday," in Teen People magazine
"I'm in the stall, and this guy is on the phone and I can hear his conversation. He's talking to his sister, saying, 'He's in the stall right next to me!'" -- Usher, on how he can't escape fame -- even in the bathroom, in Twist magazine.
The Click Five: Bandclicks with music fans
The Click Five's new album, "Greetings From Imrie House," debuted this week on the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 15 -- the highest debut by a rock band this year.
"Greetings," fueled by the quintet's hit single, "Just the Girl," features a catchy blend of retro new wave and power pop, reminiscent of such bands as Cheap Trick, the Beach Boys and The Knack. "Just the Girl" ranks as the most downloaded track on iTunes.
The album title pays homage to the band's house on Imrie Street in Boston, where the members lived while writing the album and attending Berklee School of Music.
For more information about the band, go www.theclickfive.com.