People and Places

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 24, 2011

Piano students of Tina Brown of Rockwell presented a recital on June 3 in the fellowship hall of Organ Lutheran Church.
Students who performed were Shirley Guo, Elisabeth Swinson, Baleigh Trexler, Daniel Pell, Ryan Turney, Sydney Feriante, Landon Perkins, Gabi Jolly, Alyssa Hammill, Lydia Hartung, Kevin Agner, Ilya Wang, Kelly Dulkoski, Marian Hough, Laura Agner, Rebecca Agner and Daniel Lin.
The recital concluded with the two following senior piano students performing:
Sara Johnson, daughter of Jim and Maxine Johnson of Mt. Pleasant, performed ěCloudy Dayî by Vandall, Mountain Rhapsodyî by Costley and ěFairest Lord Jesusî arranged by Alexander. Carol Brown, daughter of Mark and Tina Brown of Rockwell, played ěWaltz in D Flat Majorî by Chopin and ěMy Faith Looks Up to Theeî arranged by Fettke. Johnson was recognized for participating in the National Piano Guild in April.
Recognition was given to the following students who participated in the NC Music Teachers Association Albemarle District Piano Contest-Festival at Catawba College in March: Kevin Agner, Ilya Wang, Laura Agner, Rebecca Agner and Daniel Lin.
Rebecca Agner and Daniel Lin who made Superior in the Junior B Class played at the West Division State Piano Contest at Queens University in March.
Miller reunion
Descendents of Ernest E. and Agatha Eller Miller held their 44th family reunion at Dan Nicholas Park on Saturday, June 18. College Barbecue catered the reunion for 41 family members and five guests. The out of town guests were Betty Koon and Faith Taylor from Spartanburg, SC, Jake Tripp from Nashville, NC and Joe and Joyce Watkins from Concord.
In attendance were two surviving children, Ernest E. Miller of Cary and Zeta Miller Smith of Salisbury; one child that was not able to attend this year was James J. Miller of Locust Grove, Va.
The deceased children are Olivia Miller File, Coy R. Miller, Rena Miller Morris, Edgar A. Miller and Pauline Miller Leazer.
President of the reunion committee, Crystal Floyd of Pineville, recognized the following family members with a gift of a framed photo of the Miller family taken in 1942:
Oldest member present: Ernest Everett Miller, 90 years old from Cary;
Youngest member present: Emma Joy Shores, 14 months old from Morganton, daughter of Jonathan and Angela Shores and great-granddaughter of Zeta Miller Smith;
Traveled farthest: Vickie Miller Walker family, 300 miles from New Bern;
Family with most members present: Claude Earnhardt family from Spartanburg, SC, Ernest Miller family from Cary and Vickie Miller Walker family from New Bern, each with eight members in attendance;
New member added to the Miller family since last yearís reunion was Kyle Adam Kerley, born January 20, 2011, son of Katie and Chris Kerley, great-grandson of Joel and June Miller of Union, SC, and great-great-grandson of the late Rev. Coy and Pauline Miller.
Officers elected for the 2012 reunion were: President ń Angela Shores, Morganton; Vice president ń Donnie Smith, Huntersville; Secretary ń Zeta Smith, Salisbury; Treasurer ń Pat Floyd, Salisbury.
The 45th reunion will be held on June 16, 2012 at Dan Nicholas Park.
Group performs at Disney
Students from Steppiní Out Dance Company became stars of their own Disney show as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program, traveling from Spencer to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to perform on April 26-27.
Dance groups, choirs, ensembles and marching bands from around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts. Once selected, they perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests.