Howard County Times
Howard County

Two teen DJs rock the Fillmore with Kap Slap [Highland/Fulton]

Two local teens got the thrill of a lifetime when they beat out nine other Washington metro area DJs, winning the coveted opening warm-up act for mash up phenom Kap Slap at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on March 29.

Danny Kaiser, a graduating senior at Mount St. Joseph High School, and Robert Dass, a junior at River Hill High School "got the party rocking" as they warmed up an enthusiastic crowd for Kap Slap (aka Jared Lucas).


Danny (aka DJ Kay) and Robert (aka Trippy Rob), longtime fans of Kap Slap, have only been DJing for just two years. "It was an unexpected honor to be able to be the prelude to Kap Slap and actually perform on the very same stage that he commands a huge following from," said Kaiser. Danny is best known on the soccer field and has committed to American University, where he will play soccer and study communications.

Speaking of spring, now is the time to replace that winter mulch around your shrubs and perennials. Why not support a good cause while you're at it? The Men's Brotherhood at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fulton is sponsoring a mulch sale each Saturday through the end of April (or while supplies last) from 9 a.m. until noon. Large 3-cubic-foot bags of premium hardwood, shredded hardwood and pine bark mulch are going for $5 a bag, loaded for you at curbside.


Local delivery is also available, up to 45 bags, for $20. What. A. Deal. There are also limited quantities of decorative black mulch and Leaf Gro soil conditioner available. Proceeds from this sale go towards a college scholarship fund for the youth in the congregation.

Started in 2012 by the Men's Brotherhood, it is believed to be the only church-sponsored scholarship award program in all of Howard County. Last year, the scholarship awarded three $1,000 awards to three graduating seniors: Kyle Courtney, a graduate of Atholton High School; Christina Alms and Cindy Alms, graduates of Reservoir High School.

For more information about the mulch sale or to find out about the local delivery option, contact Mike Heyser at 301-370-6362.

The Fulton Elementary School students of the week for the week ending March 28 are: Heather Sohn, Mark Nwadiuko, Noah Kim, Kayla Smith, Kevin Cai, Bailey Schwab and Julia Payne. Congratulations.

Do you know any unsung heros? I'd like to introduce one to you. His name is John Lee. He started out as a parent volunteer when his son was attending the school and participating in the program. His son graduated but that didn't stop John from continuing. Jessica Bender, the drama educator at Reservoir High School, calls him the "Guardian Angel of the Theater Department." If you attend the latest production, "Cinderella," you'll see his handiwork on display.

There are two shows left, April 10 at 7 p.m. and April 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at and the cost is $12 for adults, and $9 for students and senior citizens. Remember, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't be late.