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Thursday, May 30,1991 The Albany News Page 3
Awards given during band concert
Awards were presented to out-
standing musicians during last
Thursday night's spring concert in
rium, which featured Albany school
the Albany High School Audito-
Kyle Viertel directed the bands,
beginning with the fifth grade, and
ending with the AHS Concert Band.
The John Philip Sousa Award
for outstanding achievement was
presented to senior band student
Kenny Thompson. This is the
highest award given to a band
student, according to Viertel.
Another prestigious honor, the
"Director's Award," was presented
to senior Angie Box. Viertel ex-
plained that this award is presented
to a top musician and band student.
Outstanding boy and girl band
students were recognized in each
grade. Outstanding junior students
were Dan Key ana Tammy Whitt,
while top sophomores were Faith
Posey and Keith Thompson.
Freshmen honored were Chad
McCoy and Edi Cates.
Outstanding eighth graders
were Kyla Beth Wilson and Michael
NefT, while seventh grade students
recognized were Trisna Barney and
Cody Wiloth. In the sixth grade,
Jessica Esfandiary and Matt Stapp
were honored, and fifth grade stu-
dents recognized were Tera Wade
and Cal Hays.
Sixth grader Kirk Hebel received
a special leadership award.
The director also named "most
improved" band students in each
class. They indjuded juniors Bobby
Smith and Steve Hudman, sopho-
more Jodi Sherman and freshman
Others include Becky Carroll,
eighth; Amy Bailey, seventh; Sara
Bass, sixth; and Andrea Gruell,
Steve Hudman, band beau, and
Kristina Striegnitz, band sweet-
heart, were also recognized during
Viertel reported this week that
new Band Booster officers have
been elected for the 1991-92 school
Tom Anthony will serve as
president, while Sheri Mitchell will
act as vice president. Debbie Ruff
was electea secretary and Janis
Key as treasurer. Liz Green will
serve as reporter, and Charlotte
Taggart accepted the position of
parliamentarian and public rela-
The Band Boosters are spon-
soring a trip for the high school
band members next week after the
school year ends.
Forty-five of the 60-member
Soup will board buses next Mon-
ty morning to travel to San An-
tonio to tour the Riverwalk and
Accompanied by Viertel and
nio and then visit the Schlitterbahn
several chat >erones, the students
will spend the night in San Anto-
in New Braunfels the next day.
The kids have worked hard this
year and this is just a treat to
reward them for their efforts," said
Viertel. "We really appreciate the
Band Boosters for financing this
Albany TV channels re-aligned
Local cable television custom-
ers will soon be receiving the long-
awaited addition of the Fox Net-
work to local cable service, as well
as a new premium channel.
However, the additions will ne-
cessitate some re-alignments in
local channel programing, accord-
ing to a recent mail-out to cus-
In addition to the Fox Network,
TCI Cablevision will add the EN-
CORE channel, a premium movie
channel which offers a commercial-
free schedule 24 hours per day of
movies from the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
According to the notice, the ad-
dition will cause some adjustments
of other cable channels. Effective
Thursday, June 6, KTXS ofAbilene
and Sweetwater, which broadcasts
normallv on VHF channel 12 to
non-cable customers will also be
available to local cable customers
on channel 12.
KTXS will simply trade channels
with TNN (The Nashville Net-
work), which is currently viewed
on Channel 12. TNN will be moved
to channel 19.
Turner Network Television
(TNT) will be moved from channel
7 to channel 16 to make room for
the Fox Network on channel 7. The
Fox Network is being added to the
basic cable package at no extra
charge to customers.
The ENCORE pay channel will
be placed on channel 14, which is
currently used by CNBC. Con-
sumer News and Business Chan-
nel will be bumped up one channel
to 15, a previouslyunused channel.
The changes in programing and
channel locations will now com-
pletely fill channel 2 through
channel 26 on the local system,
with channel 29 still offering CNN2.
All Albany subscribers will be
offered the ENCORE Channel
without charge through the month
Customers NOT calling to can-
cel the service will have a premium
added to their monthly bill. Cus-
tomers wishingto cancel the service
and not be charged must do so by
calling a customer tele-service
center at 1-800-677-6755, ext, 46.
The telephone number for the
local TCI office in Breckenridge,
which services Albany as well, is 1-
The ENCORE channel will cost
local customers who already have
a premium pay channel
Disney, or both —
Rehearsals to resume next week
Rehearsals for the Fort Griffin
Fandangle have been held weekly
in preparation for this year's six
However, the weekly production
practice for the entire cast has been
cancelled this week due to gradu-
ation ceremonies, according Fan-
dangle director Marge Bray.
"Our big rehearsal this week is
cancelled because of high school
and junior high graduations."
The full production rehearsals
will resume next Friday, June 7 at
the Prairie Theater.
"I will have a rehearsal schedule
ready to hand out when we get to
the theater next week so that ev-
eryone will know exactly when they
need to rehearse."
Wednesday night dancing prac-
tice for the square dancers and
Huppi Hi dancers will be held on
Wednesday, June 5, as usual at
Nancy Smith Elementary. The
square dancers will start at 8:00
p.m., followed by the teenage Huppi
Hi dancers at 9:00 p.m.
"Once we move out to the theater
all our rehearsals will be held out
there, unless there is rain."
In case of rain, scheduled re-
hearsals will be moved to the Al-
Dance recital set June 6
Students of the Marge Bray
Dance Studio will present a spring
recital on Thursday, June 6 in the
Albany High School auditorium.
The curtains to "Dancin' Fun in
'91" will open at 8:15 p.m.
The Bray spring dance recital is
a tradition in Albany, and this year
promises to be as entertaining as
past events have been.
Approximately 100 young
dancers, from age three through
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If a customer downgrades his
premium cable service, the cost of
the new ENCORE channel will be
$2.95 with one additional premium
channel, or $4-95 per month if no
other premium channel is retained.
bany Youth Center.
"We really need everyone who
plans to be in the summer shows to
come to rehearsals from now on —
we have just three weeks until we
open on June 20."
The Fandangle will be performed
on June 20-22 and June 27-29.
18, will perform ballet, pointe, tap
and jazz for the public.
AHS seniors Jennifer Norman
and Kimberly Miles will be featured
during their last dance recital.
There is no charge for admission,
and the public is invited to attend.
Choreographer for the produc-
tion is Bray, who is a member of the
Texas Association Teachers of
Dancing and Dance Masters of
Seven members of the Albany High
School band, including (topphoto,
l-r) Chad McCoy, Keith Thomp-
son and Kenny Thompson, capti-
vated their audience during last
Thursday night's spring band con-
cert witn a rousing "Dixieland
Revue." Senior musicians (lower
photo) Angie Box and Kenny
Thompson were the recipients of
the two highest awards given to
local band students. Box received
the Director's Award, while
Thompson was given the John
Philip Sousa Award. A number of
other band students from fifth
through eleventh grade were rec-
ognized by director Kyle Viertel.
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Lucas, Donnie A. The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 115, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1991, newspaper, May 30, 1991; Albany, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth414533/m1/3/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Old Jail Art Center.