Strike up the band!
Join the sellout crowd at one of our favoritefall events: the annual Tournament of Bands on the Severna Park HighSchool athletic field at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
Student band members work all year to buy and repair instruments and uniforms and pay for trips to competitions. This is their most important fund-raiser.
For the 13th year, musical director R. ThomasPowell and his championship organization will be host to competitionbetween 14 high school bands from Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia andMaryland.
The evening will conclude with a breath-stopping performance by the crack Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.
Traditionally, the host band performs, but does not compete.
Participants will be judged on music execution and analysis, marching and maneuvering, percussion and general visual effect. Trophies and cash awards go to the first-place winner in each category.
Trophies are also awarded for the outstanding band front, percussion and drum major.
The National Judging Association will provide nine judges.
This event gives the community the chance to see just what the band is up against when it competes, while offering us the opportunity to show our support.
Tickets, $4 each, are available at the Music and Arts Centerin the Park Plaza or at the gate.
There will be accommodations for the handicapped.
For further information, call 544-4157.
Congratulations to two Severna Park High School musicians -- who play a different kind of music -- who are winners in the annual competition for young performers held by Friends of the Annapolis Symphony.
Both young people will perform 10 a.m. Oct. 15 during a Morning forMusic in the Conversation Room at St. John's College.
Erika Lessey, 16, a cellist and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lessey, walked away with $250 for her first-place finish.
A junior with eclectic taste in the arts, Erika studies with Paula Virizay, a cellist withthe Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, sings with a neighborhood rock band, The Doll House, and is interested in the visual arts.
Jeffrey Chen, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chen, received the $100 second prize for his expertise at the piano.
Jeffrey has been playing the piano since he was 5, but has studied formally for only four years. Heis a pupil of Seth Knopt of the Peabody Preparatory School.
A cellist as well as a pianist, he spent three weeks this summer studying both instruments at the Point and Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp near Brandon, Vt.
Judges for the competition were Lorraine Combs, violinist; Margaret King, pianist; and Janice Macaulay, music departmentcoordinator at Anne Arundel Community College.
* Arundel Hospice is offering two new support groups for community members who have experienced the death of a relative or friend.
* Teen Scene, for ages13 to 17, will meet 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2-30 at the hospice office.
A group for the parents of these teens will run simultaneously.
* Stepping Stones, for parents grieving the death of a chronically ill child, will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays from October through January at the hospice office.
Both groups are limited in size and require registration. Call Betty Asplund during the center's office hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 987-2129 by Friday, Sept. 27.
Postpone the window washing, delay the lawn mowing and cancel the car wash. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, head for the Severna Park United Methodist Church's annual fall Garage Sale.
It's a big one, and you're likely to spot that hard-to-find item you've been looking for.
On Sunday, Oct. 13, Anne Arundel Community College has planned a menu of activities fit for a sports king, and all proceeds are to benefit the athletic program and scholarships.
At 9 a.m., the eighth annual Fighting Pioneers Bull Roast kicks off with the running of the Alumni and Friends AssociationSeagull 8K race at Siegert Field.
From 1 to 5 p.m., you can enjoya meal of pit-roast beef, raffles, a silent auction and contests andprizes. Music will be provided by the Crabtowne Big Band; catering by St. Mary's High School Athletic Association.
The afternoon will feature a ceremony inducting new members into the college's sports hall of fame.
Don't worry, pro football fans. There will be strategically placed TVs so we won't miss a single trick play or interceptionby the Redskins during their game with the Cleveland Browns.
Tickets are $25. For more information, call 541-2515.
Enjoy the best of both worlds. Sit down and watch an outdoor slide show.
Learn about the popular B & A Trail at Downs Park. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, the history, features and volunteer program of the B & A Trail will be described in a slide presentation in Downs Park.
A trailranger will be on hand to answer questions.
Downs Park also offers, upon request, a park orientation slide show about Downs' history, volunteer efforts, scenic beauty, program listings and facilities.
The 17-minute show can be reserved by calling 222-6230.