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Ormond Beach Observer Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 5 years ago

OUR TOWN: American Legion lifts Osceola; music scene thumps


The Sons of the American Legion donated to Osceola Elementary School; a local disc jockey wins a trip to Thailand; the choral society warms up its pipes; and, the Peabody hits 65 years.


American Legion puts Osceola in the money

Wade Sumerix, of Ormond Beach’s Sons of the American Legion Squadron 267, has presented a $350 donation to Dr. Mary Ellen Speidel, Osceola Elementary School principal, and Vice Principal Shantell Adkins, to help fund school operations.

Drop that beat: Local spins in Thailand

A 2007 I.B. graduate of Spruce Creek High school, Adam Share, of Ormond Beach, recently visited Thailand as one of six worldwide talent-search winners (the only one from the United States this year) to attend to the 2013 DJ Lab Retreat, to be mentored by three Grammy-nominated disk jockeys and music producers.

Share and his peers also performed original music for the mentors, had photo shoots and participated in podcasts. He was chosen through an online application through which he submitted his music.

“The goal is to find and develop rising talent around the world,” Fred Share, Adam’s father, said of the program. “They have been treated royally. It is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and opportunity.”

Email Adam Share at [email protected].

Choral Society to start rehearsals Nov. 5

The Daytona Beach Choral Society will open rehearsals for its Dec. 8 performance at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, at 600 S. Nova Road, Nov. 5, and it is looking for local singers.

Singers must commit to five rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Dec. 3, at Christ Presbyterian Church, at 1035 W. Granada Blvd.

For more, email Secretary Pat Boyd, at [email protected], or call 274-5604.

Peabody marks 65 years with piano fundraiser

Sixty-five years ago this month, the Peabody Auditorium, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., reopened after a fire destroyed the then-26-year-old facility. The original theater was built for $25,000. The theater was taken over by the city of Daytona beach the following year.

The Daytona Beach Symphony Society is also celebrating its sixth anniversary at the theater, and it begun a fundraiser to buy a Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano, for $60,000, before Dec. 31.

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