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My Turn: The real cost of losing student activities

...difficult four years.Extracurriculars also level the playing field financially. One does not have to be rich to be the first chair clarinetist, the starting varsity quarterback or the senior class president. All you need is talent, passion and...
Slack Tide: Silver linings to a snowless winter

...weekend morning pace, as opposed to all the rushing, yelling and meltdowns associated with making it to ski lessons or first chair on time ... with everyone's gear, snack, mittens and enjoyment of winter recreation still in tact.? Pursuant to above...
Perkins named alto 1's first chair at state festival

...Juneau-Douglas High School senior, was selected as first chair of the Alto 1 section of the All-State Mixed Choir...All-State Music Festival in Anchorage on Nov. 20. The first-chair honor designated Perkins as the top-rated Alto 1 for...
Juneau students attend all-state music festival

...Akstin and Alex Goese-Goble won first-chair awards for the honor band at the...Herring Auditorium. Also earning first-chair awards from Southeast were trombone...all-state, but just 34 musicians won first-chair awards in the four music groups...
Juneau students participate in All State Music Festival

...direction of Brian Van Kirk and Tyree Pini, included Jared Lear, Calley Odum, Jordan Cooper and Merci Marcelino.First chair awards were given to Megan Sheufelt (bass clarinet) Jared Lear (euphonium) and Samuel Adam (tuba).The All State...
Photo: First chair

Local skiers react as they ride the Black Bear lift at Eaglecrest Ski Area for the first time.
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen release CD

...far from the norm for bluegrass musicians. A California native who migrated to Alaska in the mid-1990s, he played first-chair violin for the University of Alaska Symphony when he wasn't touring with Doug Dillard and Ginger Boatwright. From...
Young students join in the band

...well - let's cut them some slack. The blues aren't exactly meant to be played at 7:20 a.m., and the first-chair clarinet is only 11 years old. Moments later, after a clapping exercise to help the students pick up the rhythm of...
Eaglecrest kicks off ski season

...Erika Benjston, who woke up at 6:30 a.m. to make first chair. They stood at the front of the line, waiting for lift...Juneau for more than a decade, the women said they catch first chair a few times each season. Nearly nine inches of snow...
Legislators join others in new coastal state caucus

...coastal states, including those related to global climate change and economic recovery, according to the caucus' first chair, Washington Sen. Kevin Ranker of the state's San Juan Islands. "With more coastline than the rest of the country...


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