Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 6 January 2007, Brack brings theater to homeschoolers
Homeschool Performing Arts players will be on stage at Comstock Community Auditorium next weekend in “Anne of Green Gables,” but if it wasn’t for the volunteer work of Kalamazoo’s Paulette Brack, the show might be playing in Grand Rapids.
The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee, 8 January 2007, PHOTOS: Nashville youth city chess champs crowned
Home-schooler Brian Wright of Clarksville, Tenn., successfully defended his title in the primary section (grades 3 and below).
Reno Gazette Journal, Reno, Nevada, 18 January 2007, City science fair needs financial help
FERNLEY–A citywide science fair is being planned at Fernley High School which will bring an estimated 400 projects to the school for display by students from the community’s six public schools and home-school students.
Fort Worth Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, 27 January 2007, Cheers & Jeers
Cheers: To the talented performers who entertained at The Wellington retirement center in December: Birdville Baptist Carolers, FBC Senior Choir, FBC Keller Trombone Choir, Alliance Methodist Children’s Choir, Taps’n Tunes, Flutasia, Texas Girls Choir, W.T. Francisco Elementary School, Smithfield Middle Choir, Mullendore Elementary School, Snow Heights Elementary School, Southern Belles of Richland High School, Edelweiss Singers, Reflections Home School Choir, Michelle Johnson, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Carolers, Dancers In Motion, Charles Spaulding and Don Obeidin.
The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 29 January 2007, Band gives home-schooled a chance to blow own horns
[Chris] Humphrey started group band instruction in October. He was hired by Edwards Music Co. to work as its liaison with the public schools. While that is still his day job, Humphrey had experience teaching band, and he knew many families in his church who home-schooled their children had no way to expose them to music instruction.
“Pretty much with home-school kids, they either get piano lessons or guitar lessons” because those are easy to play alone, Humphrey said.
Playing as part of a band can be a greater challenge, because all the players have to keep the same rhythm. The experience is also more rewarding, as students perform at recitals and make friends with each other, Humphrey said.
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