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County, California Volume 102 No. 30 894-3339 Wednesday, July 23, 1980 16 Pages iylel erai 20 cents Connolly and Band return home Bandmaster tells of Vienna trip By JANICE COREY | I of Music for the 1980 International warm, enthusiastic response. They were especially ap- in Viennl, sent this photo taken of preciative when they played the Austrian National Anthem and when they were playing a concert in folk song selections. The townspeople welcomed them with a S :/i Fair , ,, et . will be the dates P, nergy and Harvest erdale's Citrus The IZ ;ybO fair are open to j,,ino and Sonoma _'IL variety of classes []|s and premium 1', classes offered are , W/.J00fai00rou.. office. npl " year reports Fair ." "lMontoya, are the tt icash premiums ""..Jl,nt Horse Halter and ,'/. for the Feature  r/I00 for first place to k mmercial entries ll be the only ones 7a/ Ik'emium s. N'I" 9 C 00dale t 1 larged ioa t h [.Verdale man has I.Jei0ny hit-and-run It"tslaughter in .an - " t Concord carpenter Miracle of V00enna - dream come true The C =bd;;N; LYs t uden t s iYi;Pmt ln o n  i 1 7:e  ttiht o n ba:d s and 14 adults, to Vienna for the 9th held at HauLs der Begegnung on July 7. International Music Festival was a This was not a public concert, but was cherished experience. The students of attended only by the adjudicators and the 1980 CHS band represented 33 years personnel from competing schools. The of dedication and expertise by their public concert in the park at the director, Steve Cormolly, and the National Library was held July 8. It accomplishments of the students who was cold and windy, but provided a preceded them. unique experience for all the par- licipants. As music threatened to sail The week in Vienna for the corn- skyward, or music stands to blow over, petition was the highlight of the two- week trip. The initial ceremony took place July 5 in the immense courtyard of the Schobrunn Castle, historical home of the Hapsherg family. Each competing group marched up the center of courtyard to be presented to the judges and the audience. When all of the hands were in place, a concert was given by the entire group of musicians. Cloverdale can be very proud of their band and its director. It was well represented. The evening of July 5, the hand leaders were presented to the mayor of Vienna. July 6 was a concert at Lachenhof, a winter ski resort. The musicians played outside the community church in a public square. The mayor presented Mr. Connolly with a cer- tificate of appreciation and friendship, a student musician from Isreal or Denmark or wherever would 'quickly lend a steadying hand to help keep things under control. Music seems to be able to cross language, social and political barriers, we saw it happening that evening in Vienna. The concert for public radio on July 9 &,as possibly the most musically per- fect concert CHS performed. The students and their conductor received wave after wave of applause from the audiences. A tape was made of this fine concert. July I0 marked the completion of the International Music Festival in Vienna. CHA placed 6th in the field and par- ticipated in the Matinee of Winners and the closing parade and ceremonies. Vienna was an experience which was unique in the lives of all who par- With the allure and .excitement of the Vienna trip over, Steve Connoily, Bandmaster returned to the Band Room al Cioverdale High Friday morning to put away instruments and equipment--the room where Connolly spent so many months training and helping his sludents prepare for the International Music Festival in Vienna, to which they were invited to par- ticipate. As Connolly was busily getting things hack logether he was reflecting on the activities and experiences of the past two weeks. "'Our band was one of the best looking uver there--if not THE best," Connolly said. "They're pretty high up in my mind! They looked real good and played very well." "We placed sixth out of ap- proximalely 20 hands, I rated them fourth," he said. From that memorable day they left Cloverdale to the time they arrived home they had to move at a fast pace, :.mnolly explained. After they said gooabye to all their well-WiShers, who went clown to the airport to see them off, they flew to Chicago, a three and one-half hour flight. There they chsembarked and boarded their Icelandic Flight to Europe. After five and one-half hours they reached Iceland. They were there for about a half hour--shopped a little--then flew on the Luxembourg, which took another three and one-half hours. "My greatest concern on the trip was to see that all the instruments, 68 in number, arrived safely and intact. They did! We didn't have any problems with the kids. They all stayed pretty close so we could easily count heads wherever we went." The people in Luxembourg treated us very fine. We were a little uneasy in the other countries, however." "For about 10 days during our trip it rained. Two of our concerts were rained out. But it didn't dampen our spirits! In one performance we followed an Israeli hand. On that day the wind was blowing so hard our stands would have blown over and music scattered if it hadn't been for the help of the Israeli kids and some of the people from the audience holding our music and stands in place. With their help our hand finished very well," Steve said. "On July 6 we gave a concert in Lachenhof, Austria--a three hour drive from Vienna. The people of this town were warm and friendly. After the Winnie and Steve Connoily, back in the band room at Cloverdale High reflecting on the events of their memorable Vienna trip, were asked how the food compared with ours. "'Sure was nice to have bacon and eggs at home, today," Steve answered. Photo by Janice. townspeople turned out tot our concert, many wearing their colorful native costumes for the occasion. It was a beautiful day. And our band played exceptionally well," Connolly said. "On July 7, the day of the opening ceremonies of the International Competition in Vienna, all the bands from the various countries marched down the street-each band playing individually. As they came together into the Square in front of the Palace they played the same songs in unison- 980 participants. It was an extremely impressive experience," Connolly said. They played 7 tunes. "How fascinating it was to see all these music students from different countries playing the same instruments and music--knowing they couldn't even say good morning to each other in the same language. But in their Universal "language of music" they could beautifully communicate." The competition was held in a huge hall with all the judges present--similar to our Slate Festival," he explained. A Japanese Band from a school of 4,000 won first place in the competition. Connolly said they were excellent[ A ce-J.ef'fln:ns't]idlan Cioverdale presented mementos of ,icipated, either as a student represen- concert they put on probably the best Brass Band from England placed Northern California, a living burl and tative or a hometown supporter of the lunch we had on the whole trip. From second. This was ,rot a band from a y " carved redwood box. The townspeople ideals which made it all possible in the Lachenhof's 300 all-year.round high school, but from a music school. pSll" Court. Mullane spoke no English, but their enthusiasm beginning, population, I'd say 90 percent of the A 150 piece street band from Illinois ed August 14. was undiminsbed by this fact, they There were concerts and rehearsals ving the car were especially appreciative of the in addition to those in Vienna. Hotels, ur Fortune, 24, Austrian Nathional Anthem and restaurants, an army base; all ::t Jtme21"kL.P-alffornia Highway Austrian folk songs elections. Their provided an opportunity for Steve Com m uting - subject warm enthusiastic response to the Connolly and his students to share their llWttme who was nor- students from Cloverdale was typical of music. of co ty st dy IL of the highway =-----------=------------------------------------- ikilnd parked because , U n U ['lS. Fortune was I=,' vehicle. car whenHewashe was Em ulF | Sonoma County commuting is the th characteristics of e commuter pool; Summer Youth oyment subject of a study currently being and discuss the possible future effects t the scene. --Y sponsored by the Economic Develop- of increased gas prices, specific in- P I -- - a ment Board. The focus of the'study is dustrial or commercial development, Proram underw primarily upontheout-commuter--one public policy, etc., upon individual e wo lives in Sonoma County but commulers and commuting as a whole. commutes elsewhere, for instance, Continued on page S led The Sonoma County CETA Summer Youth Employment Program officially began July 1. With nearly $800,000 awarded by the Department of Labor, the program is expected to serve ap- proximately 650 disadvantaged youths, ages 14 through 21. Under the Com- prehensive Employment and Training Act, the funds will provide up to 14- week long summer jobs and other training at $3.10 per hour. Funds go principally to wages or allowances for participants, with limited expenditures for administration and supportive services. Varying with the needs of the participants, the programs are generally designed to encourage youth to return to school, to train them for future employment, or to provide them immediate access to a job. The youth will gain experience in the world of work within a variety of occupations and job settings in worksites throughout the County. The Summer Youth Employment Programs are providing classroom training and work experience in the following areas: Woodworking skills, video production, landscaping, en- vironmental restoration and com- munity beautification, mathematics, English, and electronics. Others will offer remedial education, job seeking skills, and vocational exploration in the private business sector. Agencies funded to operate programs include Circuit Rider Productions, Continued on page s Marin County to work. The study is intended to produce the most current county-wide picture of commute pat- terns and projections for the future. Information is being gathered from agencies and individuals throughout lhe stale and county. Additi?na!ly, approximately 2,500 county residents who were participants in the 1979 CaITrans commuting study will be contacted this month and asked to complele and return a questionnaire. This research and sample survey will result in a final report available in Sep4ember 190;0, which will accurately summarize the number, origins and destinations of county commuters; provide information on the ooupalions, employers, housing, and other Geyser Peak receives Double Gold award Geyser Peak Winery in Geyserville, has received the coveted Double Gold Award at the World Wine Fair in England. The winery was one of many California and foreign wineries com- peting in the llth International Wine and Spirit Competition honoring out- standing varietal wines. Both Geyser Peak's 1978 Sonoma County Gewurztraminer and 1974 Sonoma County Pinot Noir won gold Continued on page 8 22, of Thursday when vehicle he was and flipped H was pronounced at 2:15 a.m. Dario Galliano ' minor cuts. oecured the entrance to ; MarUn's vehicle marks before covered ,/ won third place. There were only six or seven "really" school bands, Connolly explained, consisting of students from ages 15 to 25 years. These were called Youth Bands, similar to our Honor Bands. Most of the hand memers were not from one school but made up from a number of schools in an area. Connolly, and hs wife Winnie, who dropped by the Band room to give her husband a helping hand, agreed that the Vienna trip wm a great opportunity for all. They said the vibes were good all the way going and returning. The chaperones, they said, were a tremendous help. Continued on page 8 Reveille editor wins Golden Press Award Janice Corey, editor of the Cloverdale Reveille and Geyserville Press, was npresented the American Legion Auxiliary's California Golden Press Award for her series of articles on "Children and Youth," which this year was on the Cloverdale High School Band and their invitation to the In- lernational Music Festival in Vienna, The special citation to Corey was chosen from entries of 500 units and 30 districts throughout the State of California. It was attested by the Department of Communication Chairman, Claire Sweeney, and, President of the California Auxiliary, Ruth Washington. Corey's series will be sent to Bolton, Massachusetts to compete for the prize on the National level which will be decided in August. Areo WEATHER DATE NI July 14 86 July 15 96 July 16 97 July 17 93 July 18 88 July 19 93 July 20 89 o , Plilllall *o dale "11,i:, ,:i: l,as 'Cal LOW RAIN 54 51 53 52 5o 53 55 53.92 34.97