Band camps underway
Local high school are getting ready for the new season and are hosting summer band camps. That includes Londonderry High School where the 260-member band is practicing this week prior to its first home game performance Sept. 7 against Salem High School.
This year's show is titles "Live Free and Rock" and is a tribute to classic rock and features Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir, "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC's "Back in Black" and "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas.
Drum majors for this year are seniors Ian Goodspeed, Cassidy Curry, and Mike Crowley. Colorguard captains are senior Adrianna Belanger and junior Rhiannon Black. Musical arrangements and drill design are by Music Director Serge Beaulieu.
The band will perform for the public on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16, 3:30 p.m., at the high school football field off Mammoth Road. On Saturday, Aug. 18, the band will be featured in the annual Old Home Day parade.
For information visit lancermusic.org or call Beaulieu at 432-6941, ext. 2317.
Girls on the Run registration open
Girls on the Run of New Hampshire program registration is now open for the Fall 2018 season. There are over 60 sites this fall, serving girls across the entire state.
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that teaches key life skills to girls in third through eighth grade through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running.
At each site, volunteer coaches lead teams of up to 15 girls through research-based curricula that include lessons on confidence, treating others with care and contributing to the community. During the ten-week program, girls complete a community service project and become physically and emotionally prepared to participate in a celebratory 5k event.
Derry resident honored with scholarship
DERRY — The Red Sox Foundation presented public school seniors with $1,000 college scholarships during New Hampshire Day at Fenway Park, presented by Jenzabar and supported by Ford Motor Company.
Allison Thompson of Derry was among those recognized as a recipient of the New Hampshire Red Sox Service Scholarship during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-Minnesota Twins game on July 26. The program awarded students from public high schools across New Hampshire with $1,000 scholarships towards their college education based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.
The scholarship recipients were congratulated on the field at Fenway Park by Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy and Red Sox Executive Vice President Troup Parkinson. CEO and Chairman of Jenzabar Bob Maginn, Chairman of New England Ford Dealer Advertising representing Ford Motor Company Fund David Abatsis, and Sox Service Scholarship Committee Member Amanda Heglin were also on hand for the ceremony.
The service scholarship program was introduced in 2010 by then-New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry and Red Sox Foundation board member Linda Pizzuti Henry. Today, the New England Red Sox Service Scholarships Program has grown to include 170 high schools throughout New England.