Millersville Area Historical Society Launches Veteran Memorial Project

 

Would you like to honor a veteran who has served in the military? Buy a brick to help build the Millersville Veterans Memorial, a tribute to the proud men and women who have served our country. The Veterans Memorial Project is a collaborative venture of the Millersville 250 initiative, the Millersville Area Historical Society and the Borough of Millersville.

You can share in the exciting building of the Millersville Veterans Memorial project by purchasing an engraved brick in honor of veterans or children, parents, grandparents, etc. All monies generated through the sale of bricks will be used to build and/or enhance the memorial project.  Over 300 bricks have been ordered to date.

This new memorial will be dedicated to veterans of the United States Armed Forces and Merchant Marines. In addition to the 2000 brick courtyard, this memorial will also include benches, flagpoles, a special stone wall monument, lights, landscaping and plaques. The memorial will be located in Millersville Borough’s Freedom Memorial Park on Shertzer Lane (adjacent to John Herr’s Village Market). Construction is slated for this summer, with a dedication ceremony scheduled for Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2013.

Community friends may make a donation or buy a brick. Pavers engraved with 2 lines of text are $40, while pavers with 3 lines of text are $50 each.

For more information and updates relating to the project, visit the Millersville Veterans Memorial or call for a brochure: 717-872-3352.

 

 

Millersville University Department of Music Summer Music Camp

 

The Millersville University Department of Music announces Summer Music Camp. The inaugural event will take place June 23-29, 2013 and is designed for instrumental and choral music students, grades 9-12. The main objective of this summer program is to offer young musicians creative educational opportunities in performance and entrepreneurship, while helping them become the musician they never thought they could be. All camp information, including registration, can be found on the Millersville Summer Music Camp information page.

Regarding this exciting endeavor, Summer Music Camp Artistic Director James Armstrong states, “This camp is a first for our department and the University. It is extremely exciting to be able to offer young musicians such an amazing opportunity!” He continues, “The students will not only be involved in daily music and entrepreneurship activities, but will also have the opportunity to interact with current MU music students and faculty.” Daily activities will include musicianship and entrepreneurship classes, master classes and private instruction, as well as chamber and large ensemble rehearsals. Armstrong continues, “The camp faculty is second to none and we have a really amazing program put together!”  Evening concerts will feature Millersville music students, Millersville faculty, guest artists and of course summer music campers, culminating in a gala concert Saturday, June 29.

The camp will take place on the campus of Millersville University with all music related activities happening in the brand new Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center. Winter Center Director Laura Kendall says, “It is great to finally have the facility to be able to offer a camp such as this. The facilities are state of the art, and I’m sure every student will benefit from what we have to offer.” Students will stay on campus the entire week in order to take part in all daily and evening activities.

Armstrong adds, “By offering the camp early in the summer, we hope to avoid family vacations and conflicts with other summer programs. Compared to other camps, we are offering something very unique and special.”

Camp cost for the week of instruction and room and board is extremely reasonable and competitive, with an early registration discount offered until April 15. Scholarships may also be available for some students.

Registrations will not be accepted after June 15. For all other inquiries, contact James Armstrong at musiccamp@millersville.edu or by calling (717) 871-2304.

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