MARGARET “PEGGY” HUBMAN

Jim Adkins mentioned at our last rehearsal that he and Lynne had reluctantly placed his mother-in-law, Peggy Hubman, in to Hospice. He and Lynne have cared for her in their home for the last 10 years; she is now 97 years old. Once she became bed bound and the care became 24/7, it became evident that more help was needed.

At the moment, she is sleeping most of the time. Despite her dementia she still has her moments of lucidity. A couple days ago Lynne and one of her sisters were able to visit with their mom for a couple hours and she was fairly alert and oriented. They were able to reminisce and say their good-byes. This in itself was a blessing.

Jim wanted everyone to know that Peggy requested to have a small service with only family present. Flowers and donations are discouraged but our prayers are coveted.

Dear Lord: Be with Peggy as she makes a peaceful transition into Your arms. She has lived a long amazing life and has been blessed with the love of a wonderful family. Wrap Your arms around each member of the family and give them comfort, strength, rest, and peace. And bless them with wonderful memories.

Amen

PRAYER REQUEST – JOYCE EVANS

Just wanted to let you all know that Joyce (saxophone is her instrument of choice) spent a couple days in the hospital getting her heart regulated to a normal rhythm. She’s home now and doing well but she won’t be at Sunday’s concert. As an FYI, she happened to mention that heat and dehydration are triggers for people with a-fib, so for those of us with issues, make sure you try to keep as cool as possible at this weekend’s concert, and have a water bottle handy.

If any of you would like to send Joyce a card and let her know you’re thinking of her, her address is: 1165 Falling Brook Circle, Louisville, OH. 44641.

Take care Joyce and come back soon!

SUMMER “LAWN CHAIR” CONCERT SERIES

Wow! here it is! The long awaited “SUMMER LAWN CHAIR CONCERT SERIES!”

JUNE 13 – 6:00 DRESS REHEARSAL Johnson United Methodist Church 3409 Johnson RD. Norton, OH 44203 – Each member must bring their instrument, music, stand, and SAFE FOLDING CHAIR to this rehearsal and to ALL OUTDOOR “L.C.” PERFORMANCES. Help will be provided at this rehearsal and all concerts moving your equipment from the parking area to and from the performance area. Understand that each of these performances will use a different set up and seating placement so plan to arrive one hour before the downbeat times listed for each concert. Please wear summer casual dress of light color and weight understanding that you will seated in late afternoon sun. Please bring your own WATER BOTTLE. The performance order is included below so that you can create a plastic binder to help control your music during these outdoor performances. More info will be shared during our regularly scheduled June rehearsals. PLEASE CONTACT ALL YOUR N.H.B. FREINDS! We need everyone to RETURN!! Our rehearsals are safe and all of these concerts will be spaced and OUTSIDE! Please go to our webpage and read our message from the BOARD of DIRECTORS. Please bring your family and friends to these performances! Remember that everyone, performer and audiance must always bring their own chair!!

June 27 – 6 p.m. First Evangelical Church 369 Woodsdale Ave. Akron, OH 44301

July 25 – 4 p.m.Emmanuel Church of Christ 16 Eastern RD. Doylestown, OH 44230

August 8 – 6 p.m. Cottage Grove Evangelical Church 3133 Cottage Grove RD. Akron, OH 44319

ALL LIVE OR VIRTUAL CLASSES AND REHEARSALS ARE CANCELLED Aug. 9 – 15

August 14 – 2:30 p.m. Maps Museum “Salute to Veterans Ceremonial” This is a ticketed event. More info coming!

August 29 – 6 p.m. Johnson United Methdist Church 3409 Johnson RD, Norton, OH 44203

September 26 – 4 p.m. Barberton MumFest Concert

September/October Fund Raiser Performance T.B.A.

November 14 – 1 p.m.- Childrens Hospital Tree Festival Performance – Knight Center We will open the Festival with a Rotundra Performance.

A Message From Your Board

As band members each of us owns responsibility for our health and learning while Jim continues to stretch us through technology, live rehearsals and as many performances as we can manage. We are so fortunate to have New Horizons, Jim and Jaime bringing music and learning into our lives.

As a board our foremost concern is for the safety of our members and as CDC guidelines continue to evolve we are excited to start our transition back to ‘normal’.  As things are loosening up we are tempted to relax our practices but we are not there yet.

Please help by getting vaccinated if you can and each of us will do all we can to help keep everyone safe by continuing to wear masks, maintaining social distance, and following Responsible Restart Ohio guidelines

There still are many band members who are reluctant to return due to COVID concerns. So we must stay vigilant to help all our members feel safe in participating in our events as we need everyone to help create our big, beautiful sound.

HOT NEWS FROM JIM!!!

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU!!!! THIS IS A “B” WEEK. JAIME IS ENJOYING FLORIDA AND WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO COLD BUT SUNNY OHIO IN TIME TO BE WITH US UNTIL NEXT MONDAY, MAY 17TH. THEREFORE, BOTH F.E.C. LIVE REHEARSALS ( tonight May 10th and Thursday, May 13th) MAY BE JOINED AT 6:30 VIRTUALLY. YEP! THEY ARE BOTH LIVE REHEARSALS BUT YOU CAN JOIN US ON MY PERSONAL LINK# 820 030 2594 WITH PASSCODE Fenmo AT 6:30. CONNIE IS BEGINNING TONIGHT TO PASS OUT NEW MUSIC. ATTENDING THESE TWO LIVE REHEARSALS HAS THAT BENEFIT AS WELL! SO IF YOU ARE SIMPLY STOPPING IN TO PICK UP YOUR PART YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO JOIN US LIVE AS WELL. COME ON UP AND PLAY! THESE REHEARSALS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE NO MATTER WHAT PART OF INSTRUMENT YOU PLAY! COME ON IN BOTH NIGHTS!

ALL PLAYER PLEASE BRING YOUR MUSIC FOR “THE WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE” AND OUR “NATIONAL ANTHEM”WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE RECEIVED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. STRING PLAYER WILL RECEIVE THESE W.T. PARTS STARTING ON THURSDAY.

OUR PERCUSSIONIST ARE PRESENTLY RECORDING A NEW SELECTION THAT WILL SOON BE POSTED ON OUR YouTube CHANNEL AT THE END OF THIS WEEK. CHECK IT OUT!!

THOSE OF YOU HAVING SITUATIONS WITH UNDERSTANDING OR USING YOUR PHONES AND COMPUTERS SO THAT YOU CAN BE PART OF OUR VIRTUAL CONCERTS NOW HAVE A CHANCE TO JOIN THE FUN! WE WILL BE OFFERING HELP SESSIONS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS MAY 22ND, MAY 29TH AND ON JUNE 5TH AT THE CENTRAL INSTRUMENT STORE 739 PORTAGE TRAIL RD., IN CUYHOGA FALLS. OUR OWN ISKINDER ARSANO, (saxophone) HAS HELP MANY OF US LEARN TO ENJOY PREPARING, RECORDING, AND E-MAILING THESE TRACKS. EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED TO BE PART OF OUR NEXT “RAIDERS MARCH” VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE IT’S NOT TO LATE!!! PLEASE CONTACT INSKINDER AT iya2@zips.uakron.edu OR PHONE 234.716.0400. HE WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO MAKE A SATURDAY MORNING APPOINTMENT WITH UYOU!!!

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED TO MAKE THIS FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DAY!! WE ARE IN THE LAST STAGES OF ORGANIZING OUR SUMMER OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES! THESE CONCERT WILL BE HOSTED BY FIVE NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCHES IN OUR AREA ON SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. WE WILL BEGIN ON JUNE 13TH WITH A DRESS REHEARSAL AT THE JOHNSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN NORTON. THIS REHEARSAL WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF OUR CONCERT RESTART OHIO PROGRAM. AS ALWAYS WE WILL HONOR THE “SAFE RESPONSIBLE RESTART” PROCEDURES OUTLINED BY THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AT ALL OF THESE EVENTS. MORE INFO WILL COME TO YOU SOON!! FOR NOW, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 6:00 SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 13TH!! I CAN’T WAIT TO PERFORM WITH ALL OF YOU!!

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