2018 New Horizons Orchestra – Concert One

Speculations OvertureJames Adkins
A May Day CarolDelwyn Elliott
Les Niais de SologneJean-Philippe Rameau
Craig Alberty, arr.
In Your EyesPeter Gabriel, Sasha Ivanov
Derek Stein, arr.
Music from La La LandJustin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Robert Longfield, arr.
Earl of Oxford’s MarchWilliam Byrd
Craig Alberty, arr.
A Graceful WaltzJohannes Brahms
Samuel Applebaum, arr.
NightscapesJohn David Lamb
James D. Ployhar, arr.
New Horizons Orchestra Members
Jaime Madrigal – Conductor
ViolinMarilyn Katzmark, Jerome Wyss,
David Lietz, Jamie Burke
ViolaDylan Trautman
String BassMike McMaster
FluteKandy Richardson
OboeKathy Whalen
Clarinet/Alto SaxophoneKen Slezak
BassoonGene Eberwine
PianoTim Longfellow
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Dan Budrow’s Step-Daughter Jacquelyn B. Morrison

Jackie Morrison, 49, of Akron, went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2018.

She was a graduate of Green High School and the University of Akron. Jacquelyn enjoyed working out, cooking, sewing, art and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Jackie is survived by her parents, Dwight (Darlene) Morrison and Donna (Dan) Budrow; siblings, Ben (Connie), Matt, Andy (Andrea), Nick (Tricia) and James; nieces and nephew, James, Rachel, Ashlyn, Brantley, Oliver, Christian, Pierson, Miles, Sydney and Alivia; friend, Dan Tonkin; as well as many other loving family and friends.

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James Shultz’s father-in-law, Wayne L. Milhoan, Jr.

Wayne L. Milhoan, Jr., of Akron, passed away at age 63, on January 20, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born on October 1, 1954 in Akron, the son of the late Wayne L. and Vivienne (nee Knapman) Milhoan Sr.

Wayne was currently working for the City of Akron as a mechanic. He also worked at 7-UP Bottling Company in Twinsburg for over 40 years as a mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, playing cards, playing horseshoes and bowling with his family. He was very jovial and could tell a great joke. Wayne was skilled and knowledgeable in any trade and would help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marilyn Shearrow, whom he married on August 27, 1976; his children, Christopher (James Shultz) Milhoan, Douglas (Jennifer) Milhoan, Wayne A. Milhoan, Angela (Wayne) Wright; his four grandchildren, Hayley and Kelsea Milhoan and Halle and Austin Wright; his two siblings, Beverly (Ernie) Meyers and Karen (John) Moore; and his beloved nieces and nephews and their families.

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2017 Holiday Concert at Bolich Middle School


Band performance – Greensleeves – James Swearingen, arr.


Full Strings performance – Entrance of the Queen of Sheba – George Frederick (H.B. Fisher, arr.)

Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Band performance – Farandole from the L’Arlesienne Suite – Georges Bizet. (Jay Bocook, arr.)
Farandole from the L’Arlesienne Suite
Srings A performance – The Hanukkah Song – (Lloyd Conley, arr.)
The Hanukkah Song
BIG REED Clarinet Choir – One Thump and Caravan – Al Smith, arr.
One Thump
Strings B performance – Carol For Another Christmas – Henry Mancini (Sean O’Loughlin, arr.)
Carol For Another Christmas
Jazz Quartet – California from the California Suite – Claude Bolling
Tim Longfellow piano soloist, Kandy Richardson flute soloist
California from the California Suite
Combined Ensemble performance – Polar Express – Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestry (Michael Story, arr.)
Polar Express
BIG REED Clarinet Choir performance
L-O-V-E Al Smith, arr.
Colonel Bogey Al Smith, arr.
Colonel Bogey
Strings B performance – Merry Christmas Darling – Richard Carpenter, Frank Pool (Larry Moore, arr.)
Merry Christmas Darling
Full Band performance – All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasie (Michael Brown, arr.)
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Band B performance – Grown Up Christmas List – D. Foster, L. Thompson-Jenner (Michael Brown, arr.)
Maryann Aguilar, Narrator
Al Smith, Harmonica Soloist
Grown Up Christmas List
Strings B performance – All is Well – Michel W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick (Keith Christopher, arr)
Tim Longfellow, piano soloist
All is Well
Combined Ensemble – Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Moussorgsky (Michael Sweeney, arr.)
Pictures at an Exhibition
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Ray Labuda’s Wife Nancy

Nancy S. Labuda (Phelps), 70, passed away January 17, 2018.

She was born on July 5, 1947 in Akron to E. Jay and Eleanor Phelps.

Nancy graduated from Mogodore High School in 1965 and from Kent State University with a degree in Mathematics. Upon graduation, she worked in the IT department at General Tire for 25 years.

She was a lover of animals, especially her cats.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Raymond J.; brothers-in-law, Rick (Janet) Bowser, Paul (Marie) Nikonow; sister-in-law, Agnes Mash; numerous aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Gene Rohrbough’s wife Linda

Linda Rohrbough (Jandecka), 69, passed away on September 13, 2017.

Born in Akron on December 7, 1947 to the late Clyde and Dorothy Jandecka, Linda was a 1965 graduate of Garfield High School. She graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She worked for the University of Akron in Computer Services and retired in 2003. She was a member of Firestone Park Christian Church. Linda enjoyed cooking, reading, and spending time with her granddaughters.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Gene; son and daughter-in-law, Zach and Samantha Rohrbough; grand daughters, Adrianna and Isabella; siblings, David (Annabelle) Jandecka, Sally Jandecka, Sarah (Rick) Simmers, and Bill (Mary) Jandecka, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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In Memory of Robert “Bob” W. Young (NHB WebSite Creator)

Robert W. “Bob” Young, 81, passed away July, 29, 2017. Born in Tulsa, Okla. to Ernest and Jewell (Johnston) Young, he had resided in Wadsworth since 2001. Bob was a retired United States Air Force veteran, reaching the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He was a member of Akron First Assembly as well as the New Horizons Band. He loved Jesus, spending time with his family, golf, tennis and fishing. He also was passionate about music and enjoyed playing the saxophone, cello, guitar, piano and clarinet.In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by daughter, Katherine Suzanne and brother, Roger. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Ruth Ann; son, Mike (Sheila) of California; daughter, Lauri (Kent) Jarvis; grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Zachary, Benjamin, Sarah, Rachel (Matthew), Ryan (Monica), Kyle and Cullen; great-grandson, Jason; brother, Jerry (Rita); and other loving family and friends.

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