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Wednesday, My 28, 1980. Page 7 n band; a lends cious Cloverdale's Iligh School bandmaster and music director Steve Connolly rehearses the band.that will be one of two representing the U.S. in a worldwide competition in Vienna, Au,trta. this summer a sit-down dinner. No can- article is dlelight, but wine. Uoverdale The grand bash, perhaps Geyservllle the biggest such social event d in the 123-year history of the town, was a fund-raiser to their help send the local high edition, school band to Austria this Praacisco summer. eeNributed It was typical of the way Higb everyone in town has been going to extraordinary lengths to support the :aut)i'"-D musical excellence of the community's kids. Even the 10-member police department challenged the Oakland Raiders to a game of This ball, basketball, that is. They may be lost the game that drew a full come crowd of 1,000 to the high lml gym, but raised $500 made for the land. Over the last 30 years Steve Connolly, the school's music all this director, has constantly produced one of the top high effort school bands in the state, but this international recognition was is something else. in Earlier this year, when I0 bub- of the band's players were of her selected from among the finest high school musicians up -.and in the state to form part of the a 109-member 1980 Northern California Honor Band, it of love no seemed like the school had would reached a musical summit. women So when the unexpected IgOrfor invitation from the music director of the Assodation for the International Culture Exchange came asking them to participate in the 9th In- tin-national Band Festival in V'nna, it was something out (dr the blue, Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California, U.S.A., population 3,800, will be one of two high school bands representing the United States in a worldwide music competition in Vienna. As Vivian Menicucci, whose husband runs an auto parts shop here puts it: "Can you imagine this tiny little band from this tiny little town going over there? And with so much faith, they could win. "Mr. C (as the popular Connolly is known around the town) has those kids prac- ticing four hours a day before they go. That means they are going to know what they are doing." The other American band selected from across the nation is the AaLlai Stevenson Marching Patriots and Honor Band from Lake Barrington Shores, an Ulinois suburb. During the July festival, the band will perform 16 competitive concerts in 16 days, playing in concert ERS PROP. 10" IT THE "FAIR RENT INITIATIVE" rest of us call It fraud... a victim of fraud... 10 will do to YOU... July'80 Ju'81 July'82 July'83 $19 $209 $257 $313 187 231 283 344 222 272 331 401 335 4O5 488 586 394 475 571 684 18%C and SlOpermonth passthroughexpenses. A quote from the Los Angeles Times: strongly about fraud, perticularly w. its target is legal document of the state, the constitution... We Proposition fails in June." tE NO ON PROP. 10 Sol Beck,r, Chairman, 17 View Ridge Dr., Novato halls, town halls and town squares to musically sophisticated audiences. The honor of the invitation was clear to Connolly wheri he first received the telegraphed message, but the imagined cost of taking a 48- member high school band on a summer European tour seemed hopelessly beyond the financial capability of Cloverdale. Cloverdale is not a big or rich town supporting a wealthy school district. Over the years, Connolly has regularly turned to the local Lions Club when he needed new musical instruments. The cost of the trip to Europe, which may run between $60,000 and $'70,000. was so far out that the invitation hardly seemed worth mentioning. Connoily's wife. now kind el the ravioli queen of Cioverdale, recalls that her husband "just sort of wrote it off as a nice honor. It was an awful lot of money. Until Vivian (Meniccuci) got going, il seemed impossible. She happened to be around and she believes in the im- possible sometimes. She's an amazing woman.". Menicucci was at the high school gym watching a basketball game when she first heard about it and it was suggested maybe she could figure some way to raise the money. "'Mr. C had the telegram in his pocket for over a month and didn'l even know if it was for real. I didn'l even know huw much $60,000 really was, bul I could see that on a per capita basis Santa Rosa would have !o raise over $1 million for this kind of miracle. "! figured it would lake at least $50,o00, so I put the total al $70,000 You know, put it all in one pot and everyone will go. "We're just a small, low- income town and we don't have a Iol of gifted students. II is Mr. C who inspires Ihem to do their best That's whal we now are all supporting "If y.u have the right standards and leaching, studenls can accomplish anything. Mr. C. never ever would sacrifice Ihe kids or his principles for the sake of participaliun. The whole ktmws him and believes in him." Armed with this thinking. Men{cocci wcnI I0 work on the ilear inp.ssible. .nd almost before any(me could '00flvlan Menlcuccl who spearheaded the "Miracle of V/enna' Is an amazing woman" Lan00L00400;igNonag00!ipr00=nrt00t Un UKIAH, CALIFORNIA $2V= Million Evaluation LATE MODEL tOG61H6 & LUMBER TRUCKS, TRAILEflS, L01i61H6 EQUIP., TRUCK PIlITS HIGHLIGHTS CRAU 11UTORS: CaL D8H w/Hyd. AnEh; Blade & Hyster Winch, s/n 46A9194; 1973 Cat. DSC, s/n 10K8116 & 1972 Cat. DSC, s/n 10K6976, j 4. w/Hyd. Str. Dozer, Tilt & Winch; I TII LOI I.: 1972 CaL 966C, s/n 76J5785 & CaL 950, s/n 81J1901, 4. w/Hyd. LOg FOflLS; [ Case Med. 1737 Bobcat Unt-LoMer w/Hyd. Bucket;  PATROLS, (2) j Cat. Meal. 12, 8T Series, w/Mold BUeRI & Sr,tflers; IIIlULII TISES J SSJBIIEIIS, (2) 19"/6 Cat. 518's w/Hyd. Dozen, Winches a Arches, s/n ] sosx, 0s11; m) eiutt tmm m _rams " , 0_) zt., O! pT_S:j 1976 & (4) 1975 Peterbllt 3-Axle nl lrUCU w/Gummms 33b; [:)) 1970-1972 K.W.'s & Peterblit's, 4. 3-Axle, Cunc 350 & 335; 19U i Peterbllt, 1947 K.W. & (3) 1961.1964 Peted)ilt'$ & K.W.'S, Ea. 3-Axte w/l Cummins 33S: 19S6 Peterbtlt 3-Axle w/Cummins 27S (20 of Above w/: Hyd. ScaleS, 2 w/Air Scales); LUllS TilUCKS: (2) 1973 widte Freitt- liner's, C.O.E. 3-Axle w/Cummins 335; 1972 Petad)Itt C.0.E. &Axle w/ Cueunins 350; !967 Wite Freishtliuer C.0.E. 3-Axle w/Cummins 335 & Air Coed. (All 21' Decks); (1:1) 91EJNFJ. 1lUCK nLACTORS: (2) 1971 & (3) 1964 & 196S White Freightliners, 4. 3-Axle C.0.E., Cmlmins 33S & 280;, 1964 K.W. 3xle w/Cummins 262; (7) 1964.1970 White Freiltllueflk Ea. C.0.E., 2-Axle, CummMs 335 & 20; (2S) LOQWlM TRMLEI; 1964- 1978 Miller, Pierre & Peerless, Hyd. & #,Jr Scales; (7)  I.IL= (6) 1960-1973 Reliance & (1) 19S5 Fmehauf, All Z0" 2JUde hdl; (S) lrMI- NM fiATRES MILEII$: 1964-1971 Reliance 21' Sill. Axle; (4) SEMI glflP IIAiLERS: 1971 Peerless & (2) 1970 Seakl, Ea. 40", 154halt 2-Axle; 196t) : Relllnre Sol. Axle; LOWIlEB TRAILFJ, 11168 Star 40-T0, 2-RE; WATER 11mCAS: (2) 1956 Peterlt 454)0 Gal., 2-AxJe w/Cuemh 335, F. Foe, of Service Approved w/Fire Equip.; FOR lrRIB: 1963 I'1, R190, 500 wrJ :: 1966 Ford 850, 3-#Jde; HIM Focd 3S0, l-Ton; (19) PlClUIP clE_w BUSES t CNIS: 196X976 Foods, r,ev's., Dotsun a oedp; FMS. UeiS: towmot 20,000 lb. Cap, P Tired w/G.M.C. Diesel, Skle ahlR; Towmotor 12,000 Lb. Cap. Pnn. Tked, Side Shift; HylMMr IS,000 lb. Cap., Pnsu. Tired; Clark 4,0) Lb, Cap., Hard  Tired, Side Shift; LUlUl gARIIIER, Nylter M-3-57-66, I Tired; TRAVEL lrDAlU[IIS= U .Midstream & 1969 Nomad, 4. 21', Self4?,oMaMed; WfJJEIl$, nc0m)l. Wp. IX: & 225 Aap. Arc, 4. Irk. MM.; Etc.; lrp: plew 12,000 C. eldeq Steel Fuel Tillk; (3) 2OJ,O00 J. Fuel THks; SllOP FJiPMENT; TREMEIIOUS UAHTITY OF NEW.IJIUILT & US PADTS Consisting of Enp., Trees., Rear Ends, Enliue ellril., Etc.; ETC. Wr/t for Fr Dacdl Brochs SALE UNDER SUPERVISION OF WBISliOW'ASH-LEWIS say "Vivian who" nearly everyone of the town's 125 organizations, from church clubs to firemen's auxiliary, emptied {heir treasuries in grand gestures of civic pride. It was heartwarming and brough! the community solidly together. Even the little high school down at Geyserville sent a check. Before the first month of Ihe drive was over, about $53.000 had been k;ounted, and the trip was confirmed. '*We slill have aboul $24,000 Io go." Vivian says. "It's going Io be harder from here on in wilh most people already given what they have, bul we know we're g.mg to make it. Just amazing this little Iown doing what it has." "llmt ntay be so, but the c-.|munity is still trying hard Still {o come will be a hree-day square dance ja.,boree, a Lions Club pancake breakfast, a Union ()il lout of the Geysers (;eothermal steam plant, .,,nW card parties and a Mexicatt droner. A Wilmie Cmnolly put it, "'Ve can't quit now. one way or am);hcr we're going. I'd even be willing to make ;HlcHh(,r 700 d,zen ray{oils.'" Cloverdale may be small but some things come big here II I I Aerobic Dance Class Choreography by Karen Miller *DISCO *CHARLESTON *JAZZ to Total Fitness! FREE DEMONSTRATION Friday June 13, 5:30 - 6:30 894-3706/527 -7827 Evening Classes Begin June 16 CLIP THIS AD FOR FUTURE REFERENCE NEED VISION CAR SERVICES? select a doctor of optometry from the , t llllk ' I IIIIE American Optometric Association Afillisted With The Redwood Empire Optometric Soety TE LEPHONE 527-7803 MEMBERS SANTA ROSA DAREL E. ASHLEY B643  Dkd. f3., !i31-Zl10 ROGSR H. DOUCHER 515 Fwmn lame ...... ML711N ARTHUR R. 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