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NORTHWOODARTS 2009–2010 Celebrating A Gala Year ESCAPE! 2009 All-Superior NHS Marching Chargers

Eugene Cottrell, director | Catherine Bartholf, drum major


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The Marching Chargers debut new uniforms, designed by Michael Cesario, courtesy of PTSA, Arthur Carlsen Charitable Fund and Band Boosters. NHS Marching Chargers’ 2009 competition program, Escape!, earns 3 AA Championships. Jazz Ensemble performs at opening ceremonies of Chatham County Fair. Art Honor Society and NHSAEF host Art:21 Preview in new art studio.


Music Dept. presents, Mélange, featuring choral & instrumental ensembles in newly renovated B. J. Lee Auditorium. NHS celebrates $4.5 million arts wing dedication.


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NHSAEF hosts Community Night, with arts wing tours & fall drama previews. Lindsey Lehman & Josy Christian are named delegates to NC All-State Chorus. Dr. Lori Carlin’s Acting Ensemble presents Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Our Town.

PHS Band Fest Pinecrest High Southern Pines

Marching Eagles Classic Western Harnett High Lillington

Central NC Band Festival Western Alamance High Elon

AA Division Awards 1st Place Music, Marching, Percussion, General Effect, Visual Ensemble 2nd Place Drum Major AA Champions 1st Place Marching, General Effect, Percussion, Visual Ensemble 2nd Place Drum Major AA Champions 1st Place Drum Major, Visual Ensemble, Percussion 2nd Place Music AA John L. Harris Award AA 2nd Place Band

1st Place Percussion, Marching, Music 2nd Place Union Pines High Colorguard AA Band—1st Place Cameron Runner-up Grand Champions

Viking Classic

Brick Capital Classic Lee Senior High Sanford

1st Place Percussion, Visual Ensemble, Marching, Music, General Effect AA Band—1st Place

Northwood High School ★ Pittsboro, NC 27312 ★ 919.542.4181 Chris Blice, principal

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The Winter Art Show features work from Leslie Burwell’s first semester classes; a new installation, Where Science and Myth Meet; and Kate Absher’s recycled wall sculpture, constructed by Mrs. Bartholf ’s class. The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble perform at Northwood on their Winter Tour. Charlotte Harrison & Kate Absher received Gold & Silver Keys at the NC Central Regional Scholastic Art Awards, for photography, graphic design, and portfolio submissions.

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Winter Dance Concerts feature works by dance instructor Leah Smith and a solo choreographed and performed by Diamond Ferguson. Visual artists display new works at the Opening Reception of the 17th Annual Chatham Studio Tour at Central Carolina Community College. NHS institutes local chapters of Honor Societies for all four arts disciplines. Thespians & Dance Honor Society join National Arts Honor Society & Tri-M International Music Honor Society. Choral instructor Marilyn Shugart’s new musical theatre class presents an evening of Broadway classics. Band & Vocal Ensembles present Music for a Holiday Night, the annual benefit for the CORA Food Pantry. Senior Ben Apple receives the Eric Ramsey Memorial Scholarship.

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The NHS Jazz Ensemble hosts the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra in a joint community concert and participates in the Disney Jazz Celebration in Orlando, FL the following week. NHSAEF Valentine’s Fashion Show raises funds for Scholarships. Winter guard takes first place at their first 2010 competition at Clayton High.

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The annual spring musical, Guys and Dolls, celebrates the 100th anniversary of composer Frank Loesser’s birth. Kate Absher is nominated for a NC Theatre Capital Award for her performance as General Cartwright. Winter guard takes home the Silver Medal at AIA Championships.

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NHS hosts the inaugural Chatham All-County Chorus featuring students from Chatham Central, Jordan Matthews & Northwood. Choral students perform at Galloway Ridge. The Concert Band participates in the NC Central Region Band Festival. The NHS Jazz Ensemble performs at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and ChathamArts’ Clydefest.


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Leah Smith and students Allie Gray, Chelsea Gaudette, Julia Sloane, Bailey Friedman, and Olivia Strowd choreograph and perform works for the Spring Dance Concerts. Spring music concerts include the Choral & Guitar Ensembles; the Tri-M Spring Recital; and the Concert for Memorial Day, Our Freedom, by the Band & Jazz Ensembles, with guest Windy City Slim. The Spring Art Show features Senior Exhibits & special guest performers, Morgan’s End. NHSAEF announces the 3rd annual arts education scholarship recipients: Olivia Strowd, Lindsey Lehman, Kate Absher, Ben Apple, and Adam Perry. Band Boosters present the Richardson Award to Otis and Evette Patterson.

Arts Education Faculty Leslie Burwell Visual Arts Chatham representative, NC Arts Ed. Association sponsor, National Art Honor Society

Lori Major Carlin Department Chair Theater Arts member, NC Theatre Arts Educators sponsor, International Thespian Society

Eugene Cottrell Instrumental Music member, NC & Central District Bandmasters Association member, MENC: National Association for Music Education

Marilyn Shugart Vocal Arts & Guitar member, National Association for Music Education sponsor, Tri-M International Music Honor Society

Leah Smith Dance member, National Dance Education Organization member, American Alliance for Heath, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance sponsor, National Honor Society for Dance Arts

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Chatham middle schoolers step into the spotlight at Summer Drama Camp, led by Dr. Carlin & NHS drama students. NHS arts students attend Governor’s School—Melissa House and Julia Sloane (dance), Cassie Amos (vocal music), and Stephanie Messer (drama). Musicians Morgan Welge, Joseph Mann, Jan Reinberg, Connor Webster, Madison Knoll, Alyssa Knoll, Madison Ponder, Matt Kleberg and Jackson Seagroves attend UNCG Summer Music Camp. Evan Seagroves, Daniel Ball, Jacob Smith, Trey Edwards & Ryan O’Daniel attend Matt Savage Drum Camp and all receive awards. Henry Stokes and Olivia Griffin participate in the 2010 Summer Youth Conservatory and are featured in the production of Drood. Visual art instructor Leslie Burwell attends Sam Chung’s porcelain slab class at Penland.


Sponsors & Advertisers Applause ($20–$49)

Leslie Burwell Lori Carlin Dorothy Cilenti Eugene Cottrell Pam Edwards Karen House Lori Kleberg Cynthia Lodestro Mark Perry Jerry Richardson Marilyn Shugart Leah Smith Beth Wilson Hats Off ($50—$74)

Frank, Diane, & Jason Damico Fiddlehead Pottery Local Latte Evelyn Shaw & Thomas Buckner Stokes Family Urban Sampler Curtain Call ($75—$99)

Beggars & Choosers Floral Expressions & Gifts Encore ($100—$124)

Sarah Goddin, Scott Bryan & Silvan Goddin Jan Hill Laurie Heise Bob & Andrea Stark

To advertise or become a 2010-2011 sponsor, contact Dr. Lori Major Carlin NHS Arts Education Dept 919.542.4181 Northwood High School Pittsboro, NC 27312

Show Stoppers ($125–$499)

BB&T—Pittsboro Congregation at Duke Chapel EPiC Photo Jeff, Gina & Charlotte Harrison Charlotte A. Harrison Lib Harriss Louise & Judy Ingram & Adam Perry Benefactors ($500+)

ChathamArts Harrison Bros. Fred, Tatjana, & Jessica Vohwinkel Young Alumni

Tia Edwards Kevin Harrison Michael Harriss Miranda Pister Advertisers

ChathamArts Briar Chapel French Connections The Food Fairy Trust Counsel

NHS Band Boosters

Mission: To ensure excellence in arts education by identifying, creating, and supporting programs that enrich learning, foster student achievement, and increase community involvement. NHSAEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Tax deductible gifts fund college scholarships for young artists and teacher grants to support the NHS arts education program.

Band Boosters support the instrumental music program at Northwood which includes marching, symphonic, jazz, concert, and percussion bands. The program is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible. 2009–2010 Officers

Executive Board

Pam Edwards President

Gina Harrison President

Cynthia O’Daniel Vice-President

Crystal Horton Vice President

Pam Seagroves Secretary

Jerry Richardson (retiring) Community Liaison

Karen Hengeveld Treasurer

Diane Damico (retiring) Parent Liaison Yvette Navarro (retiring) Secretary Evelyn Shaw Treasurer New Board Members 2010–2011

Dianne Gordon Secretary Cynthia Shelby Community Liaison

Dawn Elkins Colorguard Coordinator Portia McClarnon ThriftShop Coordinator Jerry Richardson Fundraising Chair Evette Patterson (retiring) Chaperone Coordinator Melissa Dean Transportation

Looking Ahead

NorthwoodArts 2010-2011 Calendar

september* 14 NHSAEF @ NHS Open House 25 Marching Charger Competition 29 Marching Chargers at Chatham County Fair


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Creative Conversation: Arts Integration Marching Charger Competition, Ohio Trip Marching Charger Competition Symphonic Band Concert Pittsboro Community Music Day

5:30 pm Pinecrest High 5:00 pm 7 pm Bellbrook High Western Alamance High 7 pm 12–2 pm, McDondalds

November 6 Marching Charger Competition 9 Fall Choral Concert 18 Acting Ensemble Show 20 Acting Ensemble Show 21 Acting Ensemble Show

Graham High 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 3 pm

December 2 Marching Band at Siler City Christmas Parade 4 Dance Concert 5 Marching Band at Pittsboro Christmas Parade Dance Concert 9 Band/Chorus Concert 11 Art Show 12 Art Show March* 24 Spring Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 25 Spring Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 26 Spring Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee May 14 Dance Concert 15 Dance Concert 19 Spring Choral Concert 21 Art Show 22 Art Show 26 Memorial Day Concert

* September 12-18 is National Arts Education Week

October is National Arts & Humanities Month March is National Music in Our Schools Month, Art in Our Schools Month, & Youth Theater Month

7 pm 7 pm 2 pm 5 pm 7 pm 6-8 pm 3-5 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 3 pm 7 pm 6-8 pm 3-5 pm 7 pm

NorthwoodArts '09–'10 Annual Report  

Highlights of Activities at Northwood High School Arts Education Department, 2009-2010.

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