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Rambling Rose: Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Recipient Inducted Into Music Honor Society

Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 11/2/2018, 6 a.m.
Jared Byrd, a 2012 Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund recipient who is now 17 years old and a senior in ...
Pianist Roderick C. Demmings Jr. will be featured at Jazz Night on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall at First Baptist Church of Baltimore in the Social Hall located 4200 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore City.

Hello everyone! I am excited this week because of some great news I received. I founded the “Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, Inc.” in 1990 and dissolved it in 2015 due to my ongoing health issues. However during that time, almost 200 scholarships were given to underprivileged children between the ages of five and 17. Many of recipients have kept in touch with my former scholarship director, Dr. Donna Hollie. Recently, we received a note from Tiffany Byrd letting us know that her son, Jared Byrd, a 2012 scholarship recipient who is now 17 years old and a senior in high school was inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society, an international program for exceptional students in grades six to 12 who meet the society’s music, leadership and character criteria.

Nominated by the band director at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. where he is a student, Jared currently plays the piano in the Competition Jazz Band, Swing Band and the Jazz Combo groups that perform at the school and compete in other states. He also plays several percussion instruments and is in the regimental band where he plays the snare drums, bass drum, xylophone, timpani cymbals, triangle, marimba and bells.

He is on the national honor society for his academic performance, as well. I along with the former members of my Scholarship Fund, are extremely proud of the achievements of these kids and proud that we helped to make a difference in their lives. Two other scholarship recipients and well-known siblings Ebban and Ephraim Dorsey, who are well on their way to making a name for themselves on the national scene. God bless you my children!

Okay, moving along, good news! William “Tank” Hill is in Westgate Hills Rehab. 10 N. Rock Glen Road, room #101 in Baltimore, Maryland 21229 and doing much better. His wife “Pungie” wants to thanks you for your prayers. Feel free to visit, send cards and prayers.

Hassan Rasheed and Co. including T-Shirt Brian and Mrs. Maybelle will host the “Royal Theatre Reunion Black & White Ball” on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road in Baltimore featuring the “Softones,” the “Ebony’s,” “First Class Revue,” David Smooth #1 Temptation Revue; “Style,” “Epiphany” and the “Five Shadows.” The Organization is also honoring at this event Kenny Gamble of Gamble & Huff; Tarsha Fitzgerald and Yours Truly “Rambling Rose.” For ticket information, call T-Shirt Brian at 410-929-1360 or Ms. Maybelle at 443-552-8048 or Hassan at 443-621-7449.

“Jazz Festival” takes place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Church of St. Mary the Virgin the Great Hall, 3121 Walbrook Avenue featuring “JumpStreet” with Terry Battle, Jeff Wilson, Brad Collins and Jimmy Taylor. Portions of proceeds are to benefit Multiple Sclerosis. For ticket information, call Rebecca Lynn Johnson at 410-484-1952.

Lonnie Parker, well-known, Gospel Promoter Anniversary is Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Brown’s Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore and will feature the World famous “Swanee Quintet, Nate & New Generations, the Wings of Praise, Karen & the Fellas, Heaven Bind Gospel Singers and Pastor White and the Tru Gozpel. Minister Robert Wilson. Food is on sale. For ticket information, call 410-358-9661.

Well, my dear friends, it looks like I am out of space but remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email: rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.