NB Concert Announcements

Students prepare for final concert of school year…..

The North Baltimore Bands will present a Wild West concert on Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm in the high school auditeria.

The program will feature grades 5-12 and concludes with a combined performance of “William Tell Overture.”

Both students and audience members are encouraged to wear their best western gear to the show. The concert is free and open to the public.  

The North Baltimore Choirs will present their concert on Monday, May 13 at 7pm in the high school auditeria.

The concert will include  music from “The Greatest Showman” along with mashups created by middle school and high school choir students. The concert is free and open to the public. 

A Quiet Saturday in Downtown NB – Few Long Trains… for now… Turn it up – Tap Your Feet – and MOVE!!!

Enjoy this YouTube Music video REMIX of a 70’s Classic!!!

I often don’t care much for some of the remixes that the modern technology and young elastic minds have come up with. However, I like tappin’ my foot and this gets me doing that! Also, the included video that was put together showing many years of the Doobies history is interesting and entertaining.

Take a break for a couple of minutes – turn up the amps or speakers or Bluetooth or WiFi or whatever you do…

ENJOY! JP

NB 4th Graders: Beginning Band Meeting

Our beginning band night meeting takes place…


Dear 4th-grade students and family,

It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the North Baltimore Schools Band Program. Our beginning band night meeting takes place Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm in the Powell Band Room. Interested families need to attend only ONE of these meetings.

During the evening meeting, you will receive rental materials and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you already have an instrument you would like to use that is great, but I ask that you please bring it that night so that I can make sure it is in good playing condition.

Musically,

Mr. Pack

Biannual Disney Trip…

NB Band State Finalists for Golden Megaphone!

Mayor Goldner makes proclamation–“NB Pep Band Appreciation Month”

The North Baltimore High School Pep Band was selected as one of 13 finalists state-wide for the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s “Battle for the Golden Megaphone.”

The goal of the competition, which began in 2014, is to promote sportsmanship and positive school spirit from the fans in the increasingly popular student cheering sections at basketball games across the state.

The other schools in the running were Aurora, Botkins, Buckeye Valley, Dover, Elmwood, Lexington, Mineral Ridge, North Baltimore, Oak Hill, Pleasant, Hamilton Ross and Sylvania Northview.

The OHSAA invited six individuals from each school — the principal, athletic director and four members of the student body — to attend the event.

All of the finalists were honored at halftime of the Division IV Boys State Tournament semifinal game at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at The Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.

 
Dalton Teaford, Lilly Westgate, Mayor Goldner, Band Director Ben Pack, and Jordan Coup accepting the Village’s “Congratulations” (photo courtesy of Teri Coup)
Now on display in the entry at NB MS-HS

Congratulations NB Pep Band

OHSAA Commissioner Jerry Snodgrass (pink sweater center) talks with the pep band members.

 

Mr. Daviis (Co A. D.) and Mr. Pack (Band Director) with the members of the Pep Band for their visit to Columbus and the OHSAA Basketball Tournaments for the Golden Megaphone event.

 

With Mr. Snodgrass in Columbus with their new and well-deserved “hardware”.

 

The NBHS Pep Band showing “their game”!

NBHS Jazz Fest TONIGHT 3/30

DOORS OPEN at 5:30. The Show starts at 6:00 pm. (Show ONLY tickets at the door – NO Dinner tickets!)

Dinner Option is NO LONGER available…

Saturday, March 30: Jazz Night, North Baltimore Auditeria,

DOORS OPEN at 5:30. the show starts at 6:00 pm.

The Edon, Montpelier, Elmwood, and North Baltimore Jazz Bands will present a showcase of live jazz music.

The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble will conclude the evening.

Cost: $15 for entertainment only.

For tickets, please stop by the High School office or call 419-257-3464. Entertainment-Only tickets will also be available at the door.

Jazz Fest Tickets Available

Jazz Fest at NBHS Saturday…

The North Baltimore Music Dept. still has several tickets remaining for our Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 30.

Jazz bands from Montpelier, Edon, North Baltimore and the University of Findlay will perform.

The show is in the HS Auditeria and starts at 6 pm with doors opening at 5:30pm.

Tickets are $15 each. You can purchase them in the high school office or at the door. I hope to see you there!

NB Public Library Celebrates 100 Years

First of several celebrations held last Sunday, with great community turn out!….

On Sunday, The North Baltimore Public Library kicked off their year-long celebration of their 100th anniversary with a standing-room-only crowd . The library opened for tours before the ceremony which began at 2:30 pm in the Wolfe Community Room. Library Board President Richard Van Mooy served as Master of Ceremonies.

The event included a flag ceremony by NB Boy Scout Troop 315, an invocation led by Reverend Ralph Mineo of St Luke’s Lutheran Church, and several words of congratulations from area dignitaries.

Among those present were: Mayor of North Baltimore Janet Goldner , who presented a proclamation; County Commissioner Doris Herringshaw; Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education Randy Gardner; Ohio State Senator for District 2 Theresa Gavarone;
US Congressman for the 5th District Robert Latta; Superintendent of North Baltimore Local Schools Ryan Delaney; NB Board of Education Representative Jeremy Sharninghouse; Library Board Vice- President Dennis Miller, who presented a special award.

Also in attendance and recognized were Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, NB Village Council members and Clerk, all former North Baltimore Public Library directors, and all current and former North Baltimore Public Library staff members, as well as all members of the Library Board.

Closing remarks for the program were given by current Director of North Baltimore Public Library Mrs. Holly Ryder.

Following the ceremony the public was invited to participate in refreshments and performances by NBHS jazz band and NBHS choir and guitar ensemble under the direction of Mr. Ben Pack and Ms. Emily Meyerson.

Here are some quotes from some of the guests present at the event:

Randy Gardner “The millionaire and the unemployed both have access to our public libraries”

Theresa Gavarone “The crowd here today is a testament to the importance of this library to this community”

Bob Latta “4000 patrons at this library is fantastic. My dad would have been in the first class at the original library in the school in 1927. His family lived here before moving to McComb.”

Ryan Delaney “When I came here five years ago I asked people, “What are the best assets of this community?” When they said, “our library” I said, ” You mean the public library?” ” I had no clue why, but now I know. The people who work here are fun! “

Doris Herringshaw, “On behalf of the Wood County Commissioners we know you are very relevant to the community. We wish you best wishes for 100 more”

Rick Van Mooy ” I hope you will all join us at the celebration for the next 100 years in 2119. By the way, it’s a Friday. You’ll need to take a vacation day from work” 

Holly Ryder “My mission is to meet the needs of our patrons”

Stay tuned for additional planned celebrations throughout the year.

Here is a photo gallery to enjoy:

PIANO PLAYER JASON FARNHAM IN FREE CONCERT

An Evening of Contemporary Piano in Findlay Wednesday night


America’s Funniest Pianist!

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Findlay City Schools and the Findlay- Hancock County Community Foundation proudly announces a concert event scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 when Jason Farnham performs his signature piano show “An Evening of Contemporary Piano” at Donnell Middle School, 301 Baldwin Ave., at 7p.m. This concert is free and open to the public.

Jason Farnham of San Francisco Bay, CA is truly the “International Entertainer of Contemporary Piano Music”. Fans have affectionately dubbed him “Schroeder” from Peanuts because of his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style piano comedy antics and the clever way he interacts with the audience. The newest addition to his piano show has become his staple track:

Fur Elise with a techno-rock beat: “Fur Crying Out Loud Elise, Let’s Dance!” And Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca has now become “Rondo Alla Techno”. Fans of Mannheim Steamroller and rich piano instrumentals will find much to love here.

Jason Farnham is a first-class entertainer, and his show is sure to leave the audience smiling. Kathy Parsons of MainlyPiano.com says, “Think Schroeder from Peanuts meets George Winston meets Victor Borge meets a guy who makes techno remixes out of classical tunes.”

Jason Farnham is providing a week-long Artist in Residency Program at 10 schools in Findlay and Hancock County.

Variety Show at NB Schools – “Who We Anyway…”

Held in the unique NB MS-HS Auditeria, the show features the NB Improv Troupe

North Baltimore Local Schools will present their Annual Improv and Variety Show “Who We Anyway…”.

Tickets are available at the high school office for just $8.

Held in the unique NB MS-HS Auditeria, the show features the NB Improv Troupe, along with acts from Powell, the Middle and High Schools.

Today’s Tune to Get Your Day Going!

Enjoy this music video from YouTube, selected especially for YOU!

The Time – Spring 1974
The Place – WLFC-FM
Findlay College Radio

Please enjoy this upbeat tune to maybe help get your day off to a better start.

Or, if it’s later in the day and you need a pick-me-up?

Donald Fagen from the album The Nightfly. “New Frontier”

I bet you can’t not tap your foot to the beat…

MAKE SURE YOUR SPEAKERS ARE TURNED ON!!!

Although this tune (New Frontier – 1983) was not part of the playlist back in 1974, at WLFC, the group Steely Dan WAS very much on my playlists in those days (and still to this day).

Along with Donald Becker and recording studios were full of some of the greatest session musicians and “stars” to record with other bands, just because they could…, Donald Fagen and “the Dan” jammed liked no one else… ever…

Thank you for your time and viewership and have a blessed day – JP

NB Music and Drama Busy

Concerts, performances, improv, Jazz festival, more……..

Students in the North Baltimore music and drama departments will be busy during the months of February and March. We invite the community to join us! 

Sunday, February 17: Several middle school and high school band and choir members will perform in the OMEA District I Honors Festival at Toledo’s Stranahan Theatre. The middle school performance is at 2:30pm and the high school performance is at 7pm. Both concerts are free and open to the public. 

Saturday, March 2: The North Baltimore Choir will perform the National Anthem at the Bowling Green State University hockey game. For tickets, visit bgsufalcons.com 

Monday, March 4: Band Concert grades 7-12, 7pm, North Baltimore Auditeria 

Friday, March 8: Variety Show/Improv Night, 7pm- Check out some of the most talented and wittiest students in Northwest Ohio. Fans of Whose Line is It Anyway will love this show! Tickets will go on sale in the high school office February 25.    

Monday, March 11: Choir Concert, 7pm, North Baltimore Auditeria. The choirs present a concert of world music!

Saturday, March 30: Jazz Night, North Baltimore Auditeria, 6pm. The Edon, Montpelier, Elmwood, and North Baltimore Jazz Bands will present a showcase of live jazz music. The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble will conclude the evening. Cost:    $15 for entertainment only$20 for entertainment and a catered meal from Crossroads Café Anyone wanting the meal option MUST purchase a ticket by February 28. For tickets, please stop by the High School office or call 419-257-3464. Entertainment-Only tickets will also be available at the door.

Cost:    $15 for entertainment only$20 for entertainment and a catered meal from Crossroads Café.  Anyone wanting the meal option MUST purchase a ticket by February 28. For tickets, please stop by the High School office or call 419-257-3464. Entertainment-Only tickets will also be available at the door.

RESCHEDULED – Powell K-3rd Winter Musical

NEW DATE – K – 3rd grade students at Powell will present a winter musical, “Flakes”

Kindergarten through third-grade students at Powell Elementary School will present a winter musical, “Flakes”, WAS CANCELLED (due to weather) on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. IT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR Tuesday, Jan. 29 (weather permitting).

The musical will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Powell gymnasium and will be free and open to the public.