Westside schools:
Coronado musicians reap awards

       Coronado's Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band 1 took first places in their divisions at the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim last month.
       Maestro awards went to Miles Roth for a flugelhorn solo and to the entire saxophone section in Jazz Band 1 for a song that featured the sax section exclusively.
      

A scene from a dress rehearsal for Coronado High School's production of "Steel Magnolias" displays the entire cast (from left) Olivia Sheley as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, Hannah McCullough as M'Lynn Eatenton, Audi Lockwood-Koehn as Truvy Jones (standing), T.J. Huffmaster as Ousier Boudreaux (sitting), Samantha Kear as Annelle Dubuy-Desoto and Marissa Provence as Clairee Belcher. The play will run April 14-16 at the Coronado High auditorium, with proceds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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       'Steel Magnolias' at CHS
       With all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Coronado High School will present the play, “Steel Magnolias,” Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16.
       Shows will be performed nightly at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 1590 W. Filllmore St.
       Ticket prices are $3 to $7.
       Written as a play by Robert Harling in 1987 featuring a main character with diabetes, “Steel Magnolias” has also been produced as a movie. The story is a “comedy-drama about the bond among a group of women from a parish in the Natchitoches, Louisiana, area,” according to the Wikipedia website.
       Elizabeth Kahn, the school drama instructor, said JDRF was chosen as a charity for the show; it's also in remembrance of Millie Harrison, a Wasson graduate who died April 2 of diabetes complications.

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