Marathon Runners, Opera Singers and SFA Band Highlight Lake Houston Events

Opera theater

It’s been a busy two weeks in the Lake Houston area with the Humble Rodeo, awards banquets, not to mention sporting events with students from across the region signing up for scholarships. UIL has also announced the bi-annual realignment of districts competing against each other and this is still causing a lot of trepidation.

Here are some other events that might have gone unnoticed.

Crosby Elementary students participate in the Chevron Houston Marathon

Cindy Wigham doesn’t just teach fitness; she also encourages her students to do the same. For the third consecutive year, Wigham and his students participated in the Chevron Houston Marathon. Wigham encourages her students to participate in the We Run Houston after-school program and has taken on 40 fourth- and fifth-grade runners.

“We trained for 8 weeks, two days a week,” she said. She has the help of teachers Jackie Baumbach (5th grade), Ashley Ball (life skills paraprofessional), Rachelle Lopez (4th grade), Amanda Diaz (4th grade), and Amy Graham (3rd grade).

A runner herself, she wanted to share the benefits of running with her students. Wigham has participated in the Chevron Houston Marathon since 2010.

His participation in the program allows him to create a running club and train students who teach healthy habits, set short and long term goals, build healthy relationships and participate in distance running events.

The Stephen F. Austin State University band performs in Crosby

The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Ensemble stopped at Crosby High School to perform for the public and all student members of the Crosby ISD Band. The band was touring the Houston area sharing information about college and music programs.

The inspiring program included a wide variety of educational and entertaining musical selections.

tone performance tour, sharing information about college and music programs. Band managers say the gig was stellar.

Opera company partners with Holocaust Garden to raise funds

“Janusz and Stefa” premiered in late January at the Nathaniel Center in Kingwood. Opera Leggera, a musical theater in its 17th year of Houston-area family entertainment, is partnering with the Holocaust Remembrance Association, also of Kingwood, to raise funds to build the Holocaust Garden of Hope in Kingwood.

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