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Reborn Symphony Looking for Players

They won’t let you make your own kind of music, and there isn’t any singing involved. But if you consider yourself a musician, the Capital City Symphony wants you to try out for the team.

Formerly known as the Georgetown Symphony Orchestra, the Capital City Symphony is being reborn and is seeking several musicians — amateur or professional — to round out the orchestra.

Auditions, slated for Aug. 24, are being held for the following instruments: horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, percussion and all string sections, including bass, as well as the sub list for all wind instruments.

The symphony has partnered with the Atlas Performing Arts Center and will call the H Street Northeast building home once it opens in full next month. The Atlas currently is undergoing major renovations and is a centerpiece of the new arts and entertainment district along the slowly revitalizing H Street corridor.

For more information or to schedule an audition, call 202-298-1084 or e-mail muchino@capitalcitysymphony.org.

New GPO Offerings Help With Aug. Plans
Need a way to beat the heat, but don’t have the time (or cash) to plan a big getaway?

Have no fear, the Government Printing Office is here. Several books released by the agency highlight vacation spots where travelers can water ski, canoe, sail, swim, hike, picnic and just enjoy nature.

At the top of the list is “The National Parks: Index 2005-2007, Revised to Include the Actions of the 108th Congress Ending December 31, 2004.” The book’s lengthy title is fitting, as it provides a complete listing of the National Park System’s areas.

Want a more specific approach to finding a vacation spot? Pick up “Grand Teton: A Guide to Grand Teton National Park.” In this work, a local resident provides an introduction to the Wyoming park. The book also describes the park’s history and geology and provides a travel guide to the area.

The Equality State too far to travel for a summer vacation? Take a look at “Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee.” This guidebook gives an introduction to the park, as well as the history of its mountains and valleys. It also includes a travel guide and other reference materials.

Published by the Interior Department, all of the books can be ordered online at bookstore.gpo.gov, and e-mail orders can be placed at orders@gpo.gov. For more information, call 202-512-1800.

— Tom Gottlieb and Elizabeth Brotherton

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