Los Angeles group helps students get into the musical spirit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Music classes at Blair School shook the room on Tuesday. Taiko drummers from the Los Angeles-based group On Ensemble visited with students as part of Pasadena POPS Orchestra’s outreach program. They pounded on taiko drums, made from animal hide stretched across a hollowed-out tree trunk, as POPS Music Director and Maestra Rachael Worby explained tempo and rhythm. “That was the most amazing thing,” said Kelsey O’Keefe, 16, after the class. “You never hear any of those instruments.” “I was excited to see what was going to happen today,” Desteni Smith, 17, said. The POPS presence is welcome on a campus that has a “very simple” music program, said Blair High Principal Rich Boccia. “It’s nice to get a taste of something \ otherwise never would have,” he said. The program follows 250 students from the 10th grade until graduation, Worby said. The objective is to build trust and a rapport with students. “So many nonprofit arts programs are what we call a drive-by education,” Worby said. “We’re in residence here. We don’t just visit.” The first year of the program introduced students to Western instruments; the second delved into melodies; and the third focuses on form and non-Western instruments. Other professional music groups that have performed include daKah Hip Hop Orchestra, Brazilian trio Falso Baiano, Diavolo Dance Theater and Adaawe Women’s Percussion. The goal isn’t necessarily to create musicians, Worby said. “One of the great challenges of getting kids to come \ at all is to get them to care about themselves first,” she said. “What we’re really looking for is to get into their guts through music.” The POPS program targets schools with “the biggest hill to climb,” Worby said. Similar programs are held at John Adam Middle School and the boys’ residential treatment center. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586last_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill AC News: North Leitrim’s Liam Feely wins Tir Chonaill AC’s March Hare 5kBlustery and at times heavy rain and hailstones did not deter the large turnout of runners and joggers that successfully negotiated the March Hare 5k in Donegal Town on Sunday morning last. North Leitrim’s Liam Feely and Project Africa’s Martin Cox fought a battle throughout before the Connaught man outsprinted the Tyrone native in the run in to the finish pen.A most encouraging feature of the event was the large number of Couch to 5k and fit4life athletes that succeeded in finishing-many completing their first ever 5kMarch Hare 5k Donegal Town 1st March 2015 Position Race Number Time Name Category Club1 1165 16.06 Liam Feely SM North Leitrim A.C.2 1216 16.08 Martin Cox SM Project Africa3 1337 19.12 John O Brien SM Tir Chonaill A.C.4 1349 19.27 Daniel Mannion U20M Tir Chonaill A.C.5 1369 19.48 Brian McCabe SM St Nauls Runners 6 1364 19.54 Richard McCarthy O50M Tir Chonaill A.C.7 1351 20.28 Donal Haughey O50M Tir Chonaill A.C.8 1166 21.14 Stephen Travers O50M Tir Chonaill A.C.9 1176 21.27 Ryan O Donnell SM No Club 10 1376 21.31 James Boyle SM No Club11 1159 21.51 Andrew Gilchrist SM Tir Chonaill A.C.12 1371 21.55 John McElwaine SM Lifford A.C.13 1356 22.02 Sean Kennedy SM No Club14 1167 22.10 Hugo Clancy O50M North Leitrim A.C.15 1357 22.41 Joe Flannery O60M Ballyshannon Rugby Club16 1365 22.59 Donna Furey SW Tir Chonaill A.C.17 1359 23.08 Aidan McGlynn SM No Club18 1184 23.10 Jason Graham SM Tir Chonaill A.C.19 1363 23.16 Vera Haughey O50W Tir Chonaill A.C.20 1372 23.24 Paddy McGlynn U20M Tir Chonaill A.C.21 1368 23.52 Gloria Donaghey O50W Finn Valley A.C.22 1200 23.54 Mary Gallagher O50W No Club23 1199 23.55 Seanie McDevitt O40M No Club24 1375 24.29 Jackie Harvey O50W Tir Chonaill A.C.25 1214 24.39 Pat Byrne O50M Killybegs26 1353 25.21 Aine Cleary SW No Club27 1342 25.36 Orla Mackle U20W Tir Chonaill A.C.28 1343 25.42 Paul McGowan O40M Tir Chonaill A.C.29 1215 25.42 Billy Broderick O50M Killybegs30 1341 25.42 Sharon McGowan O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.31 1338 25.54 Josephine O Brien SW Tir Chonaill A.C.32 1370 26.01 Lee McCabe U20M St Nauls Runners33 1354 26.12 Michelle McGarrigle O40W No Club34 1374 26.28 Rena Brogan O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.35 1358 26.34 Anne McGlynn SW Tir Chonaill A.C.36 1212 26.58 John Ward O40M Tir Chonaill A.C.37 1208 27.01 Brian McShane SM Tir Chonaill A.C.38 1367 27.08 Ralph Wilson O50M No Club39 1175 27.15 Mary Campbell O50W Tir Chonaill A.C.40 1362 27.27 Lisa Hoey SW Tir Chonaill A.C.41 1339 27.33 Bried Meehan O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.42 1360 27.42 David Sweeney O40M Tir Chonaill A.C.43 1347 28.18 Carol Molloy SW Tir Chonaill A.C.44 1203 28.44 Eilish Meehan U20W Tir Chonaill A.C.45 1202 28.49 Kate Meehan O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.46 1190 28.54 Robert Johnston O40M No Club47 1350 28.57 Cara McGonagle U20W Tir Chonaill A.C.48 1158 29.01 Gillian Graham U20W Tir Chonaill A.C.49 1170 29.07 Wendy McGinty O40W No Club50 1186 29.15 Amanda Jane Hanna O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.51 1213 29.32 Claire Downey SW Tir Chonaill A.C.52 1211 29.32 Caroline Ward O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.53 1335 29.34 Pia Quinn U20W Tir Chonaill A.C.54 1336 29.34 Denise Quinn SW Tir Chonaill A.C.55 1178 29.40 Christine Gorman SW No Club56 1209 30.06 Sean McGroary O40M Tir Chonaill A.C.57 1205 30.19 Joan Kelly 20w Ballyshannon58 1169 30.32 Anita Patterson SW Tir Chonaill A.C.59 1218 30.36 Deirdre O Donnell SW Tir Chonaill A.C.60 1161 31.08 Sarah McNeely JW Tir Chonaill A.C.61 1361 31.12 Sarah Sweeney O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.62 1187 31.14 Mary Canavan O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.63 1345 31.15 Maeve Espey SW Tir Chonaill A.C.64 1352 31.33 Kathleen McGarry SW Tir Chonaill A.C.65 1191 31.40 Geraldine Boyle SW Tir Chonaill A.C.66 1192 31.40 Patrick Boye SM Tir Chonaill A.C.67 1207 31.42 Mary Mullarkey O50W Tir Chonaill A.C.68 1340 31.54 Martina McMenamin O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.69 1164 32.04 Edel Travers SW Tir Chonaill A.C.70 1377 32.11 Ann Martin O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.71 1219 32.11 Sonia Ritchie SW Tir Chonaill A.C.72 1217 32.43 Marie Wryht O50W Tir Chonaill A.C.73 1366 32.54 Karen Murray SW No Club74 1174 32.55 Nigel Bustard SM Tir Chonaill A.C.75 1172 32.58 Andrea McHugh O50W Tir Chonaill A.C.76 1346 33.02 Anne-Marie Clemmett O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.77 1332 33.03 Esther Cassidy SW Tir Chonaill A.C.78 1333 33.04 Selene Cassidy SW Tir Chonaill A.C.79 1344 33.05 Jayne McCafferty SW No Club80 1173 33.13 Ann Kennedy SW Tir Chonaill A.C.81 1197 33.15 Lorraine Campbell O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.82 1201 33.25 Lisa O Driscoll O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.83 1194 33.32 Delores Ward SW Tir Chonaill A.C.84 1183 33.53 Linda Kennedy O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.85 1177 33.54 Samantha McNulty SW No Club86 1180 33.58 Ann McHugh O50W Tir Chonaill A.C.87 1348 34.11 Majella Travers McHugh SW Tir Chonaill A.C.88 1163 34.13 Patricia McNeely O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.89 1334 34.15 David Hanna O40M Tir Chonaill A.C.90 1196 34.18 Matthew McElhinney U20M Tir Chonaill A.C.91 1162 34.25 Mary McNulty O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.92 1331 34.28 Aisling Lowther SW Tir Chonaill A.C.93 1355 35.02 Helena Kennedy SW No Club94 1160 35.06 Declan Travers SM Tir Chonaill A.C.95 1204 35.08 Claire Ward O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.96 1181 35.15 Sarah Morrison SW Tir Chonaill A.C.97 1188 35.22 Jillian McCullins SW Tir Chonaill A.C.98 1195 35.32 Patricia McCallog O50W Tir Chonaill A.C.99 1157 35.32 Frances Gilchrist SW Tir Chonaill A.C.100 1193 35.36 Nicole Robinson U20W Tir Chonaill A.C.101 1182 35.38 Louise Reilly O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.102 1179 36.07 Susie Page SW Tir Chonaill A.C.103 1210 36.44 Caroline Walsh O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.104 1185 37.00 Donna Frizzell O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.105 1373 37.05 Mary Doogan O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.106 1168 37.44 Sarah White O40W North Leitrim A.C.107 1198 38.35 Alice McShea U20W Tir Chonaill A.C.108 1171 40.33 Noelle Graham SW Tir Chonaill A.C.109 1189 40.47 Sandra Johnston O40W Tir Chonaill A.C.110 1206 40.51 Samantha McElhinney U20W Tir Chonaill A.C.Cara Bundoran Challenge attracting a record entryThere has been a huge surge in entries in the last few weeks for the Annual Cara Bundoran Challenge which takes place fromthe 13th 15th March 2015 in the beautiful South Donegal seaside town. Launched in 2010, The CARA Bundoran Challenge celebrating its 5th birthday has become the most popular annual road running event in the North West with entries expected to break all previous figures.The 2014 event attracted over 1,500 runners, joggers & walkers from all over Ireland and beyond and raised over €15,000 forthree charities – Marie Keating Foundation, Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice & NYP Bundoran.This year an overall prize fund of €7,000 is on offer with bonus prizes for male or female runners who break existing courserecords.Race Director Paddy Donoghue, who heads up a hard working local race committee, indicated this week that‘The Cara Bundoran Challenge 2015 is the best value participation weekend in the country. We have €7,000 in prizes, thanks tothe generous sponsorship led by Cara Pharmacies, special bonuses for course records, a valuable goodie bag for all entrants, aspecial 5th Anniversary Medallion for all finishers, and Bundoran hospitality .’Paddy also highlighted the recent welcome upsurge in positive health with ‘ numerous Couch to 5k, fit4life and meet and train groups have targeted the event as a seasonal goal’The Courses for all the races are stunningly beautiful, embrace counties Leitrim and Donegal and finish along the final downhilland scenic 1,000m Rogey loop.All funds raised this year will go to very worthy charities – Fighting Blindness, Act for Meningitis & Shout Cancer CareFriday 13th March – 5k Run/Walk; Saturday 14th March – 10k/10Mile Run/Jog/WalkSunday 15thMarch – 22k TT CycleDetails and entry www.carabundoranchallenge.comEuropean Indoors in PragueThe upcoming weekend will find all athletics and sports enthusiasts glued to their TV sets as they follow the European Indoor athletics championships from Prague. Good luck to the nine person Irish team and the men’s 4 x 400m team. Its unpredented to have three athletes from the North West qualify for and contest at this level of World sport. Best wishes Leterkenny’s Mark English, 800m and Danny Mooney, 1,500m and to Gerard O’Donnell, Carrick on Shannon, 60m Hurdles. The later’s parents are from ArdaraClub training continuesClub group training continues at various locations and times – ie Glenties, Donegal Town and Ballyshannon/Bundoran.Upoming competitive events for club members include the Cara Bundoran 5k, 10k and 10miles, the National Masters Indoors, the National Juvenile Indoors[2 weekends], Irish schools Cross country and the recently announced club hosted Track and Field meet on Sunday 19th April.ATHLETICS NEWS: JOHN O’BRIEN PERFORMS SUPERBLY AT NORTH LEITRIM MARCH HARE 5K was last modified: March 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NoticesSportlast_img read more