Monday, February 28, 2011

Celebrating Black History

Looking through some old pictures today, I came across this photo of me at the famous Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama. So much of the music I love was recorded in this part of Alabama. The sound of these recordings represents the truest and most beautiful essence of rock and soul music.
The recordings are free to breathe, and sound unfettered from the fast paced action of New York or the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles. Some of the artists that recorded in this studio are:

Aretha Franklin
The Staple Singers
Millie Jackson
Bobby Womack
Albert King
Little Richard
Isaac Hayes
William Bell

not to mention....The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Traffic, Cat Stevens and Jerry Lee Lewis.

I urge you to check out some of these artists and their Muscle Shoals recordings.

NPR Story
Wikipedia Page
Fame Studios
The Black Keys record at Muscle Shoals

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SUMMER CAMP TIME! 2013 Edition

Gunston Middle School

Summer Enrichment

Digital Technology Class

All current 6th, 7th , and 8th graders are eligible to sign up for this fun and exciting class. During this action packed week, students will:

- Learn how to shoot and edit digital videos using iMovie

- Learn how to create digital music with Garageband

- Learn the basics of digital photography and Photoshop

The cost of this class is $40.00. The deadline to enroll is May 1st. The first 15 students will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Gunston Middle School. Students must provide their own transportation to and from Gunston. The class runs from 8:00 am-12:00 pm June 24th- June 28th. The class is held in room G03 (TV studio).  Pick up a sign up sheet in Mr. Costner's class or download from the Gunston website.

Questions may be directed to:

Harry Costner/Exemplary Project Coordinator 703-228-6900

Gunston Middle School
2700 S. Lang St.
Arlington VA. 22206

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Green Valley Doccumentary Showing on Sat!

Network 21's "Stories from the Valley" will be shown at the Drew Community Center on Saturday February 26th. The movie will air at 12:30pm and at 2:00pm. The documentary includes:

Brother 2 Brother
Green Valley Pride Day 2007
Stories from the old neighborhood
Interview with John Robinson.

All stories produced by students of Network 21 at Gunston Middle School in 2007.
For more info contact

Friday, February 18, 2011

GMS Bag and Mug

If you are interested in buying the new GMS bag and mug, then check out this awesome video!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Good Morning Gunston #5 Archive

Check out the latest Good Morning Gunston!
Featuring videos on the staff basketball game, pajama day, and so much more!