The Homestead Elite women’s show choir performs at the Northrop Classique showcase. Elite was grand champion in the unisex group. Homestead’s Class Royale took first in the mixed group competition. Anonymous Blue — the band that supports both show choirs — was named best instrumental group. Show choirs and winter guard units are wrapping up their local festivals and preparing for state contests. Music competitions continue, too, with Homestead’s jazz band placing second at the North Side Jazz Festival. Find results and photos throughout this edition. Check infortwayne.com for even more photos.
Fort Wayne Community Schools will welcome the public to hear student instrumental and choral groups in a free concert celebrating Music in Our Schools.
The Concordia Lutheran High School Winter Guard performs the show “Best Friends” at the Carroll High School contest. Concordia earned a Silver Award in Divisional Regional A. Brittany Satterthwaite directs the CLHS winter guard, with assistance from Brittany Quinn and Mike Beights. Groups present themed shows to recorded music, as students tell their stories with props and choreography. Schools compete in several categories. For photo galleries from local schools, visit infortwayne.com. Winter guard units competed in area shows each weekend in February. Concordia will participate in the Divisional Regional A/Cadet Divisional Finals on Saturday, March 10, at Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood, Ind. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for students in K-12, free for under age 5, and free to infants in lap. Visit ihscga.org for details.
As with many things in the church, the cycle of Palm Sunday palms to Ash Wednesday ashes is quite cyclical and can offer a powerful lesson about our own humanity.
Laura Freeland Kraynik remembers two constants about her late father. She remembers that Paul Freeland seemed always to be busy. She also remembers a gold mariner’s cross that the Navy veteran wore for as long as anyone can remember.
Winter guard units from Fort Wayne area high schools compete Feb. 10 at Carroll High School. The groups present themed shows to recorded music, as students tell their stories with props and choreography. Schools compete in several categories. Area schools competing at Carroll included Bishop Dwenger, Carroll, Concordia Lutheran, Heritage, Homestead, Huntington North, Leo, New Haven, Norwell, Snider and Woodlan. For photo galleries from local schools, visit infortwayne.com. Winter guard units competed in area shows each weekend in February. State-level competition will be held in the Indianapolis area beginning March 3. Visit ihscga.org for results for each guard unit, plus categories, schedules and admission prices.
The Farmland Jazz Band will serve as the guest artists and clinicians at the Barry A. Ashton Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 10, at Northrop High School.
The Snider High School winter guard performs at the Carroll High School Winter Guard Show on Feb. 10. Snider competed against 10 other schools in Class A, earning a Performance Award. Decatur Central High School of Indianapolis placed first. Snider will compete in the Indiana High School Color Guard Association Class A Prelims on Saturday, March 3, at Mount Vernon High School, 8112 N. 200W, Fortville, Ind. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for grades K-12, $3 for younger than age 5, or free to infants in lap. Visit infortwayne.com for more photos from the Carroll competition.