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Eyes Over Puget Sound June 2016
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The view from the air of our June 27, 2016 Eyes Over Puget Sound marine monitoring flight.
Read details of water conditions in this month’s Eyes Over Puget Sound report: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/mar_wat/eops/EOPS_2016_06_27.pdf
Eyes Over Puget Sound combines high-resolution photo observations with satellite images, ferry data from travel between Seattle and Victoria BC, and measurements from our moored instruments. We use a seaplane to travel between our monitoring stations because they are so far apart. Once a month, we take photos of Puget Sound water conditions and turn those out, along with data from our stations, in the monthly Eyes Over Puget Sound report.
Learn more and see other issues on our website: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/mar_wat/surface.html
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Recording artist Leigh Jones entertained troops at Fort Belvoir 090501
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PHOTO CAPTION: Recording artist Leigh Jones entertained and visited with members of Warrior Transition Units and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers May 6, 2009 at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. (Courtesy photo)
Recording artist Leigh Jones to entertain troops at Fort Belvoir (Posted May 1, 2009)
By Tim Hipps
FMWRC Public Affairs
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Leigh Jones will entertain and visit with members of Warrior Transition Units and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers May 6 at the Fort Belvoir Community Center.
The Army Entertainment Division-backed meet and greet for photographs and autographs is set for 9:15-10:15 a.m., followed by Jones’ performance.
“I’ll stay there for as long as they want,” she said. “That’s something that’s fun for me to do. We’ll just have fun.”
She will meet with local military commanders at 11 a.m., followed by another meet and greet open to all Soldiers at the Fort Belvoir dining facility from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
“I’m excited,” Jones said. “It’s absolutely incredible just to give back anything – a little bit of entertainment, a little bit of fun, just something to help these guys out. They’ve done such an incredible job fighting for our country, so this is really, really exciting.”
Jones will be in town for May 5 shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Blues Alley in Washington. Having previously performed with Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, John Legend and Eric Benet, she will be accompanied on this solo tour by her manager, Kerry Gordy, son of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.
A third D.C. performance has been added May 6 at 8 p.m. at Station 9, in conjunction with WHUR, Howard University’s radio station. Military personnel with a valid identification card will be admitted to that show for , said Rob Meeko, marketing director for Kerry Gordy Enterprises.
“Music in My Soul,” featuring the single “Free Fall,” is the debut album for Jones, whose jazz and R&B flair create a distinct retro sound that is sultry, sexy and insightful. Her wide-ranging musical influences range from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Marvin Gaye to D’Angelo, Jill Scott and Joss Stone.
Born and raised in North Hollywood, Jones was introduced to music at a very early age.
“My grandpa used to play in a military band when he was younger,” Jones said. “He played the trumpet. I come from a family of entertainers, and we love to support.
“My dad taught voice lessons, as well as being a studio singer singing backup for Frank Sinatra and Natalie Cole, among many others. My mother told me I would hum along with the scales, which I could hear in the next room, and would sing myself to sleep. This was all before I was able to talk.”
Years later, Jones became known as “the little white girl with the big soulful voice” and enrolled in Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
Jones won over Gordy, a former executive producer for Motown, Paisley Park and Warner Bros. Records, at first sight.
“In my initial meeting with Leigh, she was so cool, intelligent, attractive and talented, that I felt excited and privileged to have the opportunity to be involved with someone I believed could make a significant impact in the music industry,” Kerry Gordy said. “Her qualifications have far surpassed my expectations.”
Berry Gordy seconded that sentiment.
“Throughout my career I have been blessed to discover many great musical talents,” he said. “I feel Leigh Jones is destined to be one of the next great stars. She can do it all – pop, R&B, jazz and blues. She’s awesome.”
Smooth jazz giant Wayman Tisdale collaborated with Jones to put a contemporary spin on the DeBarge classic “All This Love.” Songwriting legend Bruce Fisher, composer of “You Are So Beautiful,” worked with Jones on nearly half the songs on her debut album.
Getting Jones to more installations to entertain Soldiers is in the discussion stage, along with talks about the possibility of a New Year’s Eve appearance in Japan.
“I heard Kerry mention something about that,” Jones said. “I’m totally up for it. I love the thought of all this. I just can’t wait. I’m so excited.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND
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The following Marching Bands took part in the Dublin parade on Monday 17th. March 2008:
AUBURN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND
Founded in 1897, this is the USA’s oldest Marching Band. In 2004 they received the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation’s highest and most coveted award for college bands.
BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND – CLEVELAND TENNESSEE
Founded in 1917, they were recently placed first in class at the USSBA Scholastic Marching Band Competition. This is their first trip overseas to attend the Dublin Parade.
"PRIDE OF THE IRISH" CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Cathedral have received Division I ratings in music contests across the state. They have appeared on national TV and marched here in Dublin in 2000.
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH MARCHING BAND – HOLLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
Established in 2002, Council have quickly built a reputation of spirit and excellence at local, national and international levels.
FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOT BAND – BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
In 1992 they were inducted into the National High School Band Director’s Hall of Fame as "Band of the Year". They are now under the direction of Mr. Michael Moran.
GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL TIGER PRIDE BAND – PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Gilbert High School have a remarkable performance record and have consistently received Superior ratings in marching and concert festivals nationally.
HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
With an enviable record of achievement, Huntsville are consistently rated superior in competitions. They have performed throughout the US and Europe. In 2004 they won first prize at the prestigious Gothenburg Music Festival in Sweden.
JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BAND – LA PALMA, CALIFORNIA
This band has risen from 35 to 260 members since it’s inception in 1993. Having received many superior rating, they performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Australia.
LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND – LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA
Lockhaven Marching Band are now in their 67th year. The members range in age from 18 to 35.
SHORECREST HIGHLANDER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – SHORELINE, WASHINGTON
Shorecrest have performed and won every major parade in the Pacific Northwest. This is their 4th visit to Ireland.
TATE HIGH SCHOOL "SHOWBAND OF THE SOUTH" MARCHING BAND – CANTONMENT, FLORIDA
Tate have won countless competitions and earned the reputation as one of the top high schools bands in the US. They have marched in every major parade in the US.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – CHAMPAIGNE, ILLINOIS
UIUC’s is the world’s largest college band program. In 1930 they hosted John Philip Sousa, who called them "The World’s Greatest College Band" and donated his library to the school.
WEST BEND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND – WEST BEND, WISCONSIN
The West Bend High School Marching Band was formed in the 1930s. The band has produced two CDs and has received numerous first and second place trophies in adjudicated parades.
YOUNGSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING EAGLES – YOUNGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
The Marching Eagles marched here in Dublin in 2003. They have 14 years of Superior Ratings at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Adjudication Festival.
CLONDALKIN YOUTH BAND – CLONDLAKIN, DUBLIN
Celebrating their 23rd anniversary this year, the Clondalkin Youth Band are All Ireland Champions, European Marching Band Champions and World Marching Champions. They are Ireland’s largest marching band.
"STORICI SBANDIERATORI DELLE CONTRADE DI CORI": ITALIAN FLAGWAVERS – CORI, ITALY
Founded in 1976 in Italy this band practice the medieval waving of the flag from the 16th century. They consist of the Herald, Trumpeters, Drummers and Flag Wavers.
SANYO MARCHING BAND AND BATON TWIRLERS – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
The esteemed Sanyo Band have won 6 gold and 3 Best Band of the Year Awards at the National Contest In Japan. The remarkable Baton Twirlers have received first prize for 20 consecutive years.
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2014 National Police Week: Assemblance Before 26th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington DC on Tuesday evening, 14 May 2014 by Elvert Barnes Photography
Police Motor Escort Series
Visit National Police Week website at www.nleomf.org/programs/policeweek/
Visit Elvert Barnes 2014 National Police Week docu-project at elvertbarnes.com/NPW2014
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