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AIL ED FR U M J LI A N 6 M 1985 Change Service Requested O PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID . 9 203 PO Box 639 Julian, CA. 92036 CA ESTABLISHED Julian News The Independent Weekly Newspaper Serving the Backcountry Communities of Julian, Cuyamaca, Santa Ysabel, Shelter Valley,Mt. Laguna, Ranchita, Sunshine Summit, Warner Springs and Wynola. PERMIT NO. 30 JULIAN, CA 50¢ Volume 29 - Issue 29 Wednesday February 26, 2014 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Music On The Mountain “Local Control” Is The New Mantra In Education Navy Saxophone Quartet Finds A Port At Julian Library - Tuesday, March 4 The Julian Branch Library and the Friends of the Julian Library are pleased to present a Saxophone Quartet from the Navy Band Southwest on Tuesday, March 4 at 6 pm for our Music on the Mountain. We are proud and excited to have them perform here in Julian. The Saxophone Quartet is comprised of members of Navy Band Southwest. They perform regularly on Navy Band concerts and in support of military functions. Their repertoire consists of classical saxophone literature, show tunes, jazz and pop standards as well as famous Sousa Marches. These members are excited to be performing at several libraries throughout the county, as they are able to play selections not used in their regular military performances. “I know this is a rare treat and while working with the Navy to coordinate this performance, I am impressed with their musical training, and their true desire to want to entertain you,” says Colleen Baker, Branch Librarian. “”although we are the smallest community they are visiting, I am sure we will have the largest turnout to hear them perform.” Collectively, they have performed throughout the United States, Europe and Africa. Each member has a degree in music and completed an extensive audition and chosen as a Navy musician. The application and selection process for the Navy Band occurs prior to their formal enlistment for a four-year term with the Navy. While their assignment to the Navy Band is guaranteed, they still have to go through basic training and all other rigors of regular enlistees. The concert will include saxophone quartet music by Jean-Baptiste Singelee, David Maslanka and Bob Mintzer. A selection of duos and solos will follow. These include "Beat Me" by Australian composer Barry Cockcroft, "Take Five" by Paul Desmond, Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, and "A Legitimate Conversation with The Blues," by Eric Allison; a duet for two saxophonists. The program will conclude with a fantastic arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia". This is a transcription of Charlie Parker's improvised solo, has been harmonized for five saxophones. The following are brief biographies of the members of the Saxophone Quartet. Musician Third Class, Justin Bayne, soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, is from Kansas City, Missouri and joined the Navy in April 2012. He attended the University of MissouriKansas City Conservatory where he earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in saxophone performance. In 2012, MU3 Bayne completed his Doctorate of Music from Michigan State University. Bayne has been a featured soloist with the Kansas City Philharmonic and the UMKC Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he played baritone sax on the album Gates BBQ Suite, which went to #4 on the National Airplay Charts. In 2011, his saxophone quartet won the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and was broadcast on the radio program Performance Today. Outside of music, MU3 Bayne enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and exploring southern California. Musician Second Class, Tony Carter, tenor saxophone, is a native of Palm Bay, Florida. He began playing the alto saxophone at the age of 14 and added the clarinet a year after. After graduating high school, MU2 (SW) Carter studied for a year at Stetson University before enlisting as a Clarinet and Saxophone Instrumentalist in the US Navy in 2003. His first duty assignment was with Navy Band Northeast in Newport, Rhode Island for 4 years, where he also served as both band member and interim director of the Jamestown Community Band in Jamestown, Rhode Island. In 2007, MU2(SW) Carter was assigned to US Naval Forces Europe Band in Naples, Italy, where he had the unique opportunity to perform in over 28 countries throughout Europe and Africa while on assignment there for 5 years. Most recently, MU2 (SW) Carter and his family transferred for duty to Navy Band Southwest in San Diego, in 2012. Carter loves spending time with his wife and dog, and is a fan of coffee, jazz music and playing basketball. Musician Third Class, Jared Brannon, alto saxophone, is originally from Cypress, California. MU3 Jared Brannon has been a saxophone instrumentalist at Navy Band Southwest for two years. In addition to the Saxophone Quartet, he has performed with the 32nd Street Brass Band, Showband West, Destroyers Rock Band, Wind Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, Ceremonial Band and Marching Band. In 2008, he completed a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance at Brigham Young University- Idaho. He began one year of graduate coursework in saxophone performance that same year at California State UniversityFullerton, where he studied with Los Angeles Philharmonic Saxophonist, James Rӧtter and served as graduate assistant to Director of Wind Studies, Dr. (46¢ + tax included) Mitchell Fennell. MU3 Brannon has taught saxophone on the faculty of Diamond Bar School District, the Utah School of Music and Dance, and in private studios in California, Utah and Idaho. He adores his wife and two kids and enjoys spending time with them, exploring the beautiful sights of the San Diego area. Musician Third Class, Matt Tremel, baritone saxophone, is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He joined the Navy in July 2011. MU3 Tremel holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Minnesota where he studied with world-renowned saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. Prior to joining the Navy, MU3 Tremel was Director of Bands at Saint Louis Park Senior High School in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. He currently lives in San Diego with his wife and three year-old daughter. Three additional Navy musicians will be performing as needed for this recital. They are Musician Third Class, Adam Smolonsky, bass, Musician Third Class, Rodney Hampton, alto saxophone, and Musician Second Class, Bryan Parmann, trumpet. You will not want to miss this performance! All Music on the Mountain performances are free to attend and held in the main room of the Julian branch library. Refreshments will follow the performance. The library is located at 1850 Highway 78, next to the High School. For more information, please contact the branch at 760-765-0370. Crazy Is, As Crazy Does by Jim Kaltenthaller According to more than one person in Julian, Kevin Costner, the man who starred in such films as Dances With Wolves, Bull Durham, and Field of Dreams, has been seen standing in a field in town recently. The people reporting this sighting are all upstanding, respected, and hard-working citizens of Julian. Others have reportedly seen such historical figures as Jackie Robinson and Joe Dimaggio standing alongside Mr. Costner. The persons responsible for these perfectly sane people to otherwise see and talk of perfectly insane scenarios are actually fairly new to Julian, and they do not apologize for any uneasiness they might be causing to those who might not share their vision. Instead, they hope that more and more of their Julian Eagles Athletics from David Schlottman Superintendent/Principal Julian Union High School District For the first time in 40 years the State of California has restructured how public schools are funded. At the same time, the State is asking for schools to seek input from the Community about the following question: “What would most help all students in our school to be successful?” Schools will now be funded based on a formula that includes: • A set amount of dollars based on the numbers of students in attendance at each grade level AND • An extra amount of money based on the number of students who have the most need—specifically defined by the State as students who are: a) Learning English for the first time b) In foster care c) In the Free/Reduced Lunch Program The new funding model (as all things with the State) is slightly more complex than what I’ve described above, but hopefully you get the general idea. The State wants to increase support to education overall, but also wants to direct dollars to the students with the most need. An important aspect of this new funding model is the State’s goal to get schools back to the funding levels of 2008 (which were higher than they are now!). The State plans to reach those funding levels by increasing monies to schools “little by little” over the next 7 years— so, the extra funding is coming—but not all at once! Another very important change involves HOW we receive the money and THE RULES about spending it. In the olden days (this year, last year and the previous 40 years!) our schools received a lot of different “pots of money” that each had its own set of spending rules. Each “pot of money” was overseen by a special unit at the California Department of Education—complete with timelines about exactly how/when the money could be spent. The idea behind having “rules” for each pot of money was to insure that it went to the place/ program/students that the State wanted it to go to. Now the rules have changed. MOST of the money coming to schools will be dropped into ONE BIG POT and schools will be able to spend it guided by their own “local” needs—hence the new name for this funding formula: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF for short). Sacramento will have SOME say in how the districts spend their money—but most of expenditures will be based on what the schools see as their greatest needs. Generally speaking, schools are happy about the new funding formula AND about the relaxation of the spending rules. There’s more local control over HOW TO SPEND the dollars as needed most in our Community, and there’s a real plan to receive more funds over the next seven years—those are good things! The State, of course, wants to make sure that in putting all the money into one pot the school districts aren’t going to ignore students with the greatest needs. So…they’re requiring districts to come up with a PLAN to ACCOUNT for the academic progress of all students (in general) and the most needy students (in particular). And yes, this plan has a name: Local Control Accountability Plan (or LCAP for short)! A very good part of the “LCAP” is a requirement to involve the community in helping to answer the fundamental question of: “What would most help all students in our school to be successful?” To get your point of view as we start writing our own Accountability Plan, I’d like to invite you to a forum: Local Control Accountability Plan Forum Issue: “What would most help all students in our school to be successful?” Wednesday, March 5th 6:00 PM Julian High School Multipurpose Room With local control comes local accountability—and that’s a good thing! As you can tell from this article, we’re entering a new era of how schools are financed and a new era of accountability. The school is obviously a part of this process—and now, SO ARE YOU! I hope you’ll join us as we plan for the future of our school—and our students! new neighbors begin to show signs of this particular insanity. Joe Canales, and his son Chris Canales, have undertaken a job that has excited anyone who has been aware of their actions in the past few weeks. First a little background on the Canales family. Joe is the patriarch of this friendly, caring, and community driven bunch. He is what one would call a “jack-of-all-trades” kind of guy. Spend some time with him and you can understand that all of his energy has not been wasted in life. His son Chris is his own man, but obviously has many of the same qualities as his father. Together they operate a demolition company (along with other family members) down the hill. About 18 years ago, Joe began to think of his retirement and began to put feelers out to real estate agents around California and the west looking for his “little log cabin”. One day an agent called him and told him about a nice 6 acre parcel in a little town called Julian and that it “might be just what he was looking for”. Obviously that agent earned his or her money, because Joe and his family moved to Julian a little over a year ago. Chris has two children. One a senior at Julian High, the other, a daughter at Julian Middle School. Both children are active in school, as well as after school activities. As winter began, Chris and his dad’s thoughts began to drift towards spring and the thought of baseball, as it does for so many men and women. For continued on page 8 Basketball - Boys Thursday, February 13 W 71 - 49 @ Warner Tuesday, February 18 W 51 - 46 @Mtn Empire Basketball - Girls Thursday, February 13 @ Warner Tuesday, February 18 L 73 - 15 @Mtn Empire Soccer - Boys Thursday, February 13 L 9-0 @ Borrego Springs Tuesday, February 18 L 9-0@Classical Academy Soccer - Girls Tuesday, February 11 W 3 - 1 Calexico Mission Tuesday, February 25 CIF Playoffs 5pm @ Crawford HS Wrestling Saturday, February 22 CIF Masters Spring Sports Track Saturday, April 5 Arnie Robinson Invitational @San Diego Mesa College Softball Monday, March 3 3:30 - Foothills Christian Thursday, March 6 @ Classical Academy Friday, March 14 3:30 - Lutheran Wednesday, March 19 3:30 @Warner Friday, March 21 3:30 - Calipatria Tuesday, March 25 3:30 - Classical Academy Wednesday, March 26 3:30 - Borrego Thursday, March 27 @Vincent Memorial Wednesday, April 9 3:30 - Mountain Empire Thursday, April 10 3:30 - Warner Friday, April 11 3:30 - Warner Tuesday, April 15 @Holtville Wednesday, April 30 @Calipatria Baseball Thursday, March 6 3:30 @San Diego Jewish Academy Saturday, March 8 12:30/2:30 - San Jacinto Valley Academy Tuesday, March 11 4:00 @Calvin Christian Friday, March 14 3:30 @Lutheran Wednesday, March 19 3:15 - Calipatria Thursday, March 20 4:00 @ Ocean View Monday, March 24 3:15 @ Baptist (Hemet) Friday, March 28 3:15 @Vincent Memorial Tuesday, April 8 4:00 @Liberty Charter Wednesday, April 9 3:30 - Mountain Empire Tuesday, April 15 3:30 @Holtville Thursday, April 24 4:00 - Ocean View Friday, April 25 4:00 Foothills Christian Wednesday, April 30 3:30 @Calipatria Golf Schedule Not Yet Available Fiddling Returns to Town Hall May 31st CSOTFA District 7 ~ Fiddle and Picking Contest • Networking Breakfast • Wednesday, March 19 yet to be determined 8 am 10 th Annual Daffodill Show Julian Town Hal - March 22nd and 23rd

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