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Avalon Schools bands join with Sonora in concert Event bringstogether march- Ifig bands and culminates in a combined Performance on Front Street STORY AND PHOTO BY BURNEY RAMMING Thirty high school musicians from Sonora California joined the 34-member Avalon School Band on the Front Street stage for a combined concert Thursday after- noon, March 29. The Sonora Band members traveled six and one halfhours by bus then took the Catalina Express to Catalina on its three-day fun road/water trip. The band members had a merd- orable time in Avalon, where they stayed ove, might in the Glenmore Plaza Hotel. The director of the Sonora Band is Yovnne Denton who teaches many instruments and coordinates the fund raising program for the band. Each band member raised $400 for the Catalina trip. Sonora High School has a 100-member marching band as well as the Jazz Band, which traveled to Avalon. The Avalon School Band made up of students in middle school and high school is lead by David Markowitz who started the current music program 10 years ago. "THE00WRIT[ STUFF" Are you a writer, o would like to be one for the Catalina;slamier. For more informS, contact the Islander publisher at ed@cinews.us or call (310) 510-8588. Avalon Schools band performs under the direction of the city's music maestro David Markowitz, Faced with the task of building the program from scratch, Mar- kowitz has encouraged, taught and mentored many students to discov- er music and a lot of good things about themselves. Imagine the wonderful confi- dence a young person gets when they learn to play an instrument and then combine their sound with other musicians to play gre-at songs. | In the past 10 years the Avalon School enrollment has declined while the band program student numbers have increased each year. This is a great program taught by Markowitz. a very talented and dedicated teacher. Both of these outstanding pro- grams depend on community sup- port for their opera" tls Pleasegll, Patti Engel at the Avalon School to contribute your time and money. Photo by Burney Ramming CATALINA COUPLES: PAM AND CHUCK MARTIN Please send us your favorite photo of yourself or of another local Catalina couple to be included in the Catalina Islander. They can be young or old; in special places, special occasions or just at home. Email your high resolution photo to ed@cinews.us. 8 1 Friday, April 6, 2012 THE CATALINA ISLANDER I I1 i II 'r till t l I I"1 gl I!lifitlilril;][l!!i;lli[lll 1!!;:'[I i]li[!tl[lif Ir[iiiii;[iliiii;i :l  ir 1 !ii  , '