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September 21, 2013
Bach faces tall order as president of the IOC

The new president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, has a tall order in front of him. A veteran of the Olympic Movement, Bach, in the minds of voters, was best qualified to succeed Jacques Rogge.
The big test for him will be whether he is able to continue driving the IOC mandates without any major hitches, as did Rogge. Bach's predecessor proved to be a president who was on balance generally, throughout his 12-year tenure. Rogge did hit a few bad spots. One in particular, was when he criticized Jamaican athletes for the manner in which they celebrated success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was promptly chastised by Lamine Diack, who heads the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and Rogge subsequently did the right thing. He just allowed the matter to be dropped.
He was a personable leader with great compassion, other than that incident, I thought. I vividly recalled Rogge seeking to give the disgraced sprinter from the United States, Marion Jones, some good advice. He warned her about the company she kept, while seemingly, publicly endorsing her as a good person.
Well, Jones turned on Rogge and the rest is history. Rogge tried to put her on the right path however. To me, that scenario spoke very much to the kind of refreshing leadership Rogge gave the world's Olympic Movement. More so than any other IOC president, I felt he connected with athletes from the 200-plus nations with Olympic membership. He did not limit his interaction to high-powered meetings within the movement.
Under Rogge, the IOC appeared to work more closely with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and its affiliates around the world. There was great scrutiny of competitors throughout the world, and some really big names were suspended from competition. History will record that during Rogge's presidency, there was a great assault on athletes caught using banned substances. More big name athletes were caught than ever before.
Also, billions of dollars continued to flow into the IOC's many coffers and around the world, the respective National Olympic Committees were empowered accordingly. Such is the legacy of Jacques Rogge.
Bach has a background in commerce and industry so he should be able, at least, to ensure that the economic vibrancy of the IOC remains constant. How he deals with the actual politics of heading the largest and most powerful sporting body in the world remains to be seen.
During the election for president, Bach received 43 votes from IOC members, 20 more than his nearest rival, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico. Nobody else got more than eight votes. Clearly, his initial status as leader is very strong. He will be given a fair chance to get his feet wet.
The honeymoon will be over in short order however, and he will have to face front-on the high expectancy that comes with the position of IOC president.

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September 14, 2013
Soup's on

This soup is a stick-toyour ribs flexitarian special. Make it with chicken broth and prosciutto and you end up with a carnivore's delight. Make it with vegetable stock and no prosciutto and you've got a vegetarian's delight. Either way, it's plenty hearty. The potatoes give it body and creaminess. The spinach and kale give it earthiness and a bright green color.
The greens also happen to be nutritional superstars -- both spinach and kale are terrific sources of vitamins A, C and K, not to mention fiber. For folks who generally find kale a little too assertive, the time to eat it is now, in the cooler months, when its taste is milder. And given kale's current "it" vegetable status, you'll certainly have no trouble finding it at the store. Some supermarkets even carry the bagged shredded leaves, as convenient as prewashed lettuce or shredded slaw mix.
For the potatoes, I went with Yukon gold because I like their buttery taste and because they hold their shape when cooked, unlike highstarch, thick-skinned baking potatoes. However, any potato will do as long as you cut it into 1-inch chunks. If the only spuds you have on hand are baking potatoes (such as russets), just be sure to peel them first. Otherwise, the skin will be too chewy in the soup.
There's very little fat in this recipe. The vegetarian version uses just 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and half an ounce of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. A little bit of that justly celebrated cheese goes a long way. And carnivores can keep the fat content low by trimming off the prosciutto's fat.
What's that? The little Mario Batali devil on your shoulder insists that the flavor will go bye-bye along with the fat? Not necessarily. I was thrilled to discover that if you briefly bake the prosciutto on a rack in the oven, it becomes downright bacon-esque -- crisp, salty and redolent of pork. Just be sure to pull the prosciutto out of the oven before it is completely crisp. It will continue cooking even outside the oven. If it doesn't reach the desired state within a minute or two, slide it back into the oven and give it another quick jolt.
Now you've got all the flavor you -- or your inner Mario -- could ask for. Just keep an eye on the salt in the rest of the recipe. Both the cheese and the meat are high in sodium.
Potato And Greens Soup with Parmesan Toasts
Start to finish: 1 hour (40 minutes active)
Servings: 4
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound Yukon gold (or other thin-skinned potatoes), cut into 1-inch chunks
4 to 5 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
6 cups packed torn kale leaves
6 cups packed baby spinach leaves
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
Salt
1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
Twelve 1/2-inch-thick diagonally cut slices of baguette
1/2 ounce finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large saucepan over medium, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, 4 cups of the stock and the wine. Bring to a boil, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the kale, cover the pan, then simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the spinach and the pepper flakes, cover, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Working in 2 batches, transfer about 3 cups total of the soup solids with a little added broth each time, to a blender and puree until smooth. Be careful, hot foods expand in the blender. Return the puree to the saucepan, add salt to taste and the additional cup of stock if necessary to achieve the desired texture. Heat until hot.
Meanwhile, set a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Arrange the prosciutto slices in a single layer on the rack, then bake on the oven's middle rack for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they begin to crisp. Remove the rack from the sheet pan and set it on the counter to let the prosciutto cool. When cool, crumble the prosciutto.
Arrange the baguette slices in a single layer on the sheet pan and brush them with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Bake them on the oven's middle shelf until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over them, return the slices to the oven and bake until the cheese is just melted, 1 to 2 minutes. To serve, ladle the soup into 4 bowls, then top each portion with some of the prosciutto crisps and 3 toasts on the side.
Nutrition information per serving:
630 calories; 120 calories from fat (19 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 25 mg cholesterol; 96 g carbohydrate; 8 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 31 g protein; 1,640 mg sodium.

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October 21, 2010
It's going to be one

Byâ Chakara Bennett
Guardian Intern

Veronica Bishop, Nita, Ronnie Butler, KB, TaDa, Terez Hepburn, Elon Moxey, Funky D, Geno D, Sosa Man, D-Dassa Dancers, Stileet, Spank Band, Tina The Fire Dancer, Dynamo The Obeah Man and Lakol--could one night be any bigger?As far as these artists are concerned, no.
Bahamian music artists from the traditional and contemporary genres are being meshed together at one venue on one stage for what is being dubbed"One Big Night"at Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace on Saturday, October 23.
"I expect that it will be a spectacular event"says Terez Hepburn, who is known for her popular songs like"The Suga Shack"â and"You ...

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November 28, 2013
Mario Carey Realty China-bound for luxury property showcase

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Mario Carey Realty (MCR) is going the extra mile - 3,840 miles to be exact -- to attract buyers to The Bahamas.
Mario Carey, founder and president of the firm that carries his name, and Terrinique Pennerman, Marketing Manager, will represent The Bahamas in China next week during an exclusive luxury property show expected to draw some 5,000 high net worth visitors.
Carey and Pennerman will attend the 6th Luxury Property Showcase (LPS) in Shanghai. Sponsored by Lamborghini, Baccarat and Dassault-Falcon, the exclusive invitation-only expo set for December 6-8 will feature more than 80 exhibitors from some 25 countries, with MCR being the sole exhibitor from the Bahamas.
"This is a great opportunity for us to showcase The Bahamas," said Carey. CRS, CIPS, CLHMS. "The beauty of Bahamian waters, our tax structure, year-round warmth and the fact that Bahamas property values survived the recent economic meltdown all combine to position The Bahamas favourably against wherever affluent people may be considering choosing to live or invest."
Carey says while there is "no place quite like Paradise Island for the sportsman," he hopes to open eyes to other waterfront enclaves including Old Fort Bay, Albany, Lyford Cay and Bahamar on New Providence and the concept of private islands for the more adventurous.

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Alfred J. Knowles, 73
June 16, 2011
Alfred J. Knowles, 73

A funeral service for Alfred J. Knowles, 73, a resident of Farrington Road, who passed away on 4th June, 2011, will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Boyd Road, on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. Officiating will be Fr. Simeon Roberts. Interment follows in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Tyler Street.
Left to cherish his memories are his three daughters: Ruth Knowles-Cargill, Amanda Knowles and Elizabeth Knowles-Johnson of Lauderhill Florida; three sons: Rodger Knowles of Sunrise, Florida, John Knowles and Sean Knowles of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; one sister: Deloris McKinney; one brother: Edwin Newbold; two sisters-in-law: Ruthmae Newbold and Beryl Simmons; one brother-in-law: Vivian Sands; two daughters-in-law: Kedash Cornelius Knowles of Sunrise, Florida and Tamara Consalves-Knowles of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; one son-in-law: Tristan Johnson of Lauderhill, Florida; 16 grandchildren: Shonnel Knowles, Gardenia Ritchie, Pedro & Andrea Moss, Ronnell and Avarelle Williams, Elgeron Johnson, Theron Nixon, Ivar and Aidan Lightbourn, Shacarlyn, Tivon, Karmel, Johniesha, Sabastian and Soren Knowles; 7 great grandchildren: Iesha, Gabrielle, Garth, Ronnell, Hezakial, Rayne & Pedro Jr; 13 nieces: Raquell McKinney, Nicole Clarke, Yvonne, Donna, Lorretta Simmons, Linda Pratt, Deborah Moxey, Beverley Williams, Fiona Bain, Kayla Miller, Vanda Cartwright, Mary & Genievive Sands, Rochelle McKinney; nephews: Dale Knowles, Dwight Allen, Ricardo McKinney & Ricardo Ferguson, Salatial, Andrew, Phillip, Jeffery Simmons, Richard Sands; grand niece: Shanae Scavella; grandnephews: Mario, Dario, Richardo Jr., Lacardo, Lacagio; two uncles: Kenneth and Eric Higgs; one aunt: Olga Higgs; other relatives and friends including: the Gilbert family, the Gibson family, the Smith family, Florence Richardson, Rodger Munroe, the Patron of the Hut and the Silver Dollar, Roslyn Ritchie, Lillie McCartney and family, Maxwell Butler and family, Sidney Bain and family, Mable Symonette and family, the Sands family, close friend Garth Sands, Cabbage and family, Ken Murry, Zurlene, Meloney, Neville Sawyer, Rusus Johnson, Mario Minns, Hazel, Nick Rodger, Herbert Glinton, Herbert Geium and many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday from 9-11:30 and at the church from 12:45 p.m. until service time.
 

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June 11, 2011
Nine on trial in connection with major drug find

Police arrested nine men in con- nection with the seizure of 852 pounds of marijuana earlier this year. However, during their trial there was some discrepancy as to whether the drugs were found in The Bahamas or international waters.
Lathario Rose, 36, of Rupert Dean Lane, who is also known as Dion "Buju" Minnis; David Colebrooke, 49, of Jasmine Gardens; Dwayne Henderson of Prince Charles Drive; Nathaniel Higgs, 26, of North Eleuthera; and Jason Major, 26, of East Street, are on trial before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to supply and marijuana importation.
Rose, Colebrooke, Henderson, Higgs, Major, Mario Moxey, 39, of Kemp Road; Zintwan Duncombe, 25, of Fresh Creek, Andros; David Sweeting, 34, of Exuma; and Carlton Johnson, 31, of Kemps Bay, Andros, also face charges of con- spiring to commit the offenses.
Defence force marine Mike Moss told the court yesterday that he was on the vessel that pursued a gray go-fast vessel, with three outboard engines, off the Cuban coast on March 2, 2011.
Moss said the suspect boat even- tually stopped. According to Moss, packages of suspected marijuana were collected from international
waters. However, according to DEU officer Corporal Seabury Ferguson, who was also on the defence force boat, the drugs were found in Bahamian waters.
However, both witnesses agreed that the suspects and the boat were taken to Mathew Town, Inagua, fol- lowing the seizure.
Ferguson claimed that Henderson told him, "We [threw] that over- board. [You don't have anything] on us" when he took him to the bathroom at the police station.
Sergeant 1218 Weymond Demeritte, the investigating officer, said he questioned all the suspects about the allegations against them on March 3 and 4 when they were brought to New Providence.
According to Demeritte, Rose told him that he left Nassau with Lightbourne and Major on his boat. According to Demeritte, they picked up "Scummy", whose real name is Zintwan Duncombe, and headed to Jamaica, where Scummy was supposed to pick up some drugs from "Tiger."
Rose allegedly told Demeritte that Henderson and Higgs caught rides back to New Providence with him. He said all of the persons on the boat had "weed."
Rose allegedly said he told the men to dump the drugs in the water when they were pursued off Cuba. According to Demeritte, Rose told him that he headed to Cay Verde, off Ragged Island, and threw his GPS in the water.
Demeritte claimed that Duncombe and Henderson admit- ted that they were on a boat with three other men that was chased by the United States Coast Guard and defence force.
Demeritte said that Colebrooke told him that Cuban authorities, the U.S. Coast Guard and the defence force chased the boat he was on as they headed towards The Bahamas. Colebrooke alleged- ly admitted that he knew the drugs were on the vessel.
The case continues before Bethell next month.
Cecil Hilton, Michael Kemp, Ian Cargill and Dion Smith are the defense lawyers. Inspector Ercell Dorsett is the prosecutor.

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January 16, 2014
Minnis fails in bid to table death penalty bill

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday called on the government to use the bill the opposition drafted that would remove the impediments to carrying out the death penalty.
Minnis attempted to table the bill in the House of Assembly yesterday.
However, Speaker of the House Dr. Kendal Major did not allow it.
Major told Minnis he needed to give prior notice before he could table the bill.
During a press conference following the suspension of the House, Minnis said he thinks the government is attempting to block the opposition's bill.
Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly Dr. Bernard Nottage moved for the House to be adjourned about 15 minutes after proceedings started. He said the government had pressing matters to deal with.
When asked about Minnis' claims, Nottage said the government has no problem with the opposition tabling the bill.
"Dr. Minnis either does not understand the rules or doesn't wish to understand the rules, in which case what he was doing was just a stunt," Nottage told reporters.
"Essentially, the rules allow for a member to give notice of a bill which he intends to table at the next time we have an opportunity to table bills. He did not do that."
Minnis questioned the reason behind the government's "sudden" decision to call for the suspension.
When asked about that, Nottage said he could not reveal the reasons behind the early suspension.
He said the government would release a statement in the coming days regarding its discussions.
"We are very disappointed that government suspended the House today," Minnis said.
"What matter is so important for the government to suspend the House other than crime and jobs? Those are the only things that could be more important. We will look forward to them making a statement tomorrow."
Minnis said people want answers to crime and they want the death penalty to be carried out.
"Many people are being murdered and the Bahamian public are asking for their just due," he said.
Minnis, who first mentioned the opposition's bill in a new year's address earlier this month, said the bill would require changes to the constitution and would also call for a referendum.
Minnis said the bill would address several weaknesses in the laws that have caused the Privy Council to overturn capital sentences for convicted murderers.
He said it would mandate that an appeal against the death penalty can only be made to The Bahamas' Court of Appeal and nowhere else, and if a delay between the conviction of the murderer and the proposed date of hanging occurs then the five-year limit imposed by the Privy Council would not apply.
Minnis said the bill would also mandate that the governor general prescribe time limits for the lodging and conclusion of all appeals against conviction, or constitutional appeals, and if the same are not concluded within such time limits, the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy would be able to advise that the law should be brought into execution.
Minnis intends to table the bill at the next sitting of the House on January 29.
In March 2006, the Privy Council ruled that the mandatory death sentence in The Bahamas was unconstitutional.
Following that ruling, several men who were sentenced to death were resentenced to life in prison.
"At the very least there should be the certainty of sure punishment, and punishment which is appropriate to the crimes committed," Minnis said.
The last hanging in The Bahamas was carried out on January 6, 2000 when David Mitchell was executed for murdering a German couple.
There are three men in the country who are under the sentence of death: Kofhe Goodman, Anthony Clarke Jr. and Mario Flowers.

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June 08, 2011
Senior Anglican laid to rest

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Many Bahamians traveled many miles to attend the 44th Long Island Regatta, but little did the average man know the past weekend would also turn out to be the homegoing service of celebration for Anglican Lay Reader William Curthburt "Kaiser" Wilson.
The giant of a man who was extremely short in stature was laid to rest on Saturday, June 4 in the close knit community of Glinton's, Long Island in the churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene where he served for more than 50 years.
Father Chester Burton, rector of St. Peter's Parish, north Long Island, assembled a cadre of altar servers and choir members at the Glinton's Primary School auditorium where the body of Wilson was laid out for public viewing before the funeral procession began its somber march to St. Mary Magdalene a mile away for the service at the church where Wilson once rendered yeoman service to the Anglican community.
Priests from a cross-section of The Bahamas attended the service to celebrate the legacy of Wilson's life. In attendance were Archdeacon Keith Cartwright, who has responsibility for the southern islands; Fr. Stephen Grant, who serves as rector of St. Jude's, Grand Bahama; Fr. Jonathan Archer, rector of St. Paul's, south Long Island and Fr. Burton, rector of St. Peter's Anglican Parish and St. Christopher's in the settlement of Port Nelson, Rum Cay and Catechist Godfrey Styles, who traveled from Exuma to attend the homegoing service and bring condolences on behalf of his rector, Fr. Mario Conliffe.
Many people gave glowing tributes and condolences on behalf of Wilson. Larry Albury (the present lay reader who received the baton from Wilson), Kyle Wilson (the deceased's grandson), and Peter Graham, who employed Wilson for many years after his retirement. They all spoke of Wilson's dependability and love of the Anglican Church.
Archdeacon Cartwright in his sermon extended condolences from Anglican Bishop Laish Boyd who is currently in London, England attending the bishops' meetings, and all other priests who served previously in the parish of St. Peter's in north Long Island. Cartwright also gave condolences on behalf of Catechist Theodore "Ted' Bain from St. Christopher's in Rum Cay, as Wilson in his day, had carried many priests over to Rum Cay, through that treacherous body of water that lies between Long Island and Rum Cay.
The earthly remains of Wilson was buried in the church's graveyard as he had finished his course on earth and now finds "rest and refreshment" with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 90. He was one of those men, who the church will always be indebted to as he gave stellar service to the church he loved so dearly, and many remember him well for riding his bicycle to visit sick members in the north end community.
Wilson's achievements were recorded in his obituary. He never lost the love of his beloved island although he worked on mailboats for a considerable number of years. He captained many mailboats during his lifetime such as "The Kitty," "The Bahama Carroll," "The Angeline" and "The Amanda G." After Wilson's stint as captain of various motor vessels on the tranquil waters, he returned to the island of his birth and married Eva Adderley. The union produced eight children one of whom predeceased both of them but they remained married for a period of 62 years.
 

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August 13, 2014
Sports notices

Bowling

The six-week Coors Summer League Challenge concludes this Wednesday night at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace. A total of five teams are vying for a first place prize of $1,000 plus trophies and a $500 cash prize and trophies for second place. Shannon Thompson and Samuel Bain continue to perform admirably, allowing the Ten Pin Rollers to hold first place by 196 pins over the Red Raiders. In their last outing, Thompson struck for a gigantic 37 pins over average performance, followed by Bain with an outstanding 20 pins over average performance. Brad Smith of the Red Raiders was the runner-up player of the week after toppling the pins for a strong 23 pins over average. After five weeks, the Ten Pin Rollers are in first place, followed by the Red Raiders. The Warhawks are in third place, 243 pins behind, the E&U Watercoolers are fourth, 309 pins behind, and Mario's Bowling Palace is fifth, 368 pins behind.

Boxing

Following on the heels of the "True Sportsmanship" Amateur Boxing Show at the Wulff Road Boxing Square, the Champion Amateur Boxing Club (CABC) will stage the "All or Nothing" Amateur Boxing Show. This show will also be held at the Wulff Road Boxing Square on Saturday, August 16. The show will recognize former Bahamian Champion Bertrum "Bert Perry" Perigord and current World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental of Americas Champion, Bahamian Taureano Johnson.

Bowling

The Bahamas Bowling Federation (BBF) Handicap Monthly Tournament resumes this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace. Brad "Speed" Fowler was the bowler of the tournament for July. Registration for this month's event is ongoing and is $40 per bowler. There is a cash pay-out for each of the three games.

Cycling

The second annual "Give a Child a Ride" Cycling Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday September 13. Internationally, Bahamian cyclists are still looking to qualify for the Caribbean Youth/Junior Road Championships in Suriname, October 4-5, and the Caribbean Elite Male Championships in Puerto Rico, October 25-26.

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March 05, 2014
C-Force to perform in Freeport for the GB Performing Arts Society

Two concert-workshops provided to students in Grand Bahama
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) is delighted to present C-Force, a chamber ensemble that offers a unique and intriguing approach to the traditional concept of chamber music. The group is made up of Christy Lee - pianist, Christine Gangelhoff - flute and Christian Justilien - euphonium, all of whom are faculty members at The College of the Bahamas, Nassau and will appear at Freeport's Regency Theatre on Saturday, March 15th at 7:30pm.
The evening, C-Force, An Evening of Musical Fusion will include beloved Bahamian writer, poet and filmmaker, Marion Bethel, who will be reading some of her poetry and will also incorporate GBPAS scholarship recipient, Chavez Parker, on percussion.
C-Force's unusual instrumentation (flute, euphonium and piano) allows for many types of classical music interpretations and their diverse backgrounds contribute to the exploration of all types of non-traditional musical forms. Since its formation in 2008, C-Force has been featured in concert throughout the islands of The Bahamas. Most recently the group has been promoting the art music of the Caribbean with their performances in Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the US Virgin Islands and the United States.
The members of C-Force are unified in their desire to encourage music education in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean region. To this end they will be performing two (2) concerts for students on Grand Bahama Island. These concerts /workshops will take place at Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium on Friday, March 14, 2014 with primary school aged children at 10am and concert for middle/high school aged children at 1pm. These sessions will last about 1 hour which will include concert pieces, demonstration of the euphonium and a Q & A period. There will be a minimal charge of $2.00 per student.

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