Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bud's World

Director of Purchasing: Lois Bidder Instrument repairman: Anita Hammer Attorney: Gil T. Azell

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. “Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, ‘There’s Jennifer; she’s a lawyer,’ or ‘That’s Michael, he’s a doctor.’” A small voice at the back of the room rang out, “And there’s the teacher; ...she’s dead.”

I was wondering:
Is a chicken crossing the road considered “poultry in motion?”
If you keep trying to prove “Murphy's Law,” will something go wrong?
If you're an atheist and swear on the Bible, have you committed perjury?
When an elevator is overloaded with passengers, who is criminally responsible?

I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know and Didn’t Care…The dot over the letter “i” is called a ‘tittle’
A rat can last longer without water than a camel. (Have you ever seen a lawyer drink a glass of water?)

From the Sheridan Community Chorus Choir Loft
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, 12/2/08 @ 6:00 pm at The Saint John Bosco Auditorium. We are planning to go Christmas caroling in December to nursing homes, hospitals and to those who are “home-bound.” If you know anyone who is “home-bound,” please let us know. Why not go caroling with us? It’s a blast!

Quotes to remember:
“When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance.”
~ Victor Borge

Name that instrument
(Answer to last week’s quiz): The earliest forms of this instrument were signaling instruments used for military and religious purposes, rather than for music in the modern sense. The answer is the trumpet.

This week: It is one of the most recent additions to the modern symphony orchestra, first appearing in the mid-19th century, when it largely replaced the ophicleide. (Answer next week).

What do you say to a guitar player wearing a 3-piece suit?

“Will the defendant please rise.”

How can you tell which kid on the playground is the trombone player's kid?

He doesn’t know how to work the slide and he can’t swing!

Why are a violinist’s fingers like lightning?

They rarely strike the same spot twice.

New Horizons Band concert:Wednesday, 11/19 @ 6:30 pm at the Fredonia High School

History of our neighborhood – SUNY Fredonia
The Fredonia Academy was built for about $75.00 and donated materials.
It was located on lot #159 site of the current Fredonia Village Hall and Fredonia Opera House. Fredonia Academy (1826-1867) was originally opened in 1826 as Fredonia Academy under its first principal Austin Smith, the Academy enrolled eight students. The first classes began on October 4, 1826. Within one year the Academy had 136 students, 81 boys and 55 girls. The Academy reached peak enrollment in 1856 with 217 students. Nevertheless, the school was plagued by financial shortages, and was forced to close its doors in 1867.

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Band concert

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will present a Fall Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19 at Fredonia High School Auditorium in Fredonia, N.Y. The concert is free, but the band would appreciate donations of non-perishable food that will be donated to the Food Pantry of the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry.
The NHB Saxophone Quartet will open the concert with the National Anthem. Other ensembles will be a brass quintet (I'm the best tubist in this group), woodwind ensemble, brass chamber ensembles, and s German "oom-pah" band (I am the "oom") will also perform.