The Count Basie Orchestra is truly a legend in the music business, and the legend is coming to our neighborhood at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Glenelg High School.
Every year, band director Barry Enzman manages to book a class act that the kids at Glenelg High and the whole community can enjoy. Last year's performer was Maynard Ferguson, and in 1991, Chuck Mangioni appeared.
Mr. Enzman's goal is to bring in the best jazz acts in the world, and he's done well this time.
The two-hour concert will begin with the fabulous Glenelg High Jazz Band, which will perform at two of the world's finest jazz festivals this summer. Then the 19-member Count Basie Orchestra will enthrall listeners with their blending of the best elements of blues, classical and swing music.
The Count Basie Orchestra tours the world and is in demand for television and films. The musicians have won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, and now you have a chance to hear them in a live performance close to home.
Information or reservations: (410) 313-5533. When you send your check for $15 per ticket, your tickets will be held at the door.
If you prefer, you may send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your check to Glenelg High School Band, Glenelg High School, 14025 Burnt Woods Road, Glenelg, Md. 21737. Your tickets will be sent to you by return mail.
Tickets at the door, if there are any, will cost $18 each.
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College is the dream of many high school students and their parents. It takes more than dreaming, however, to make college a reality. It takes careful planning and saving, and you can't put it off until senior year.
The Glenelg High School PTSA wants to help. On Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the school, the PTSA presents "All You Want and Need to Know About College." This program is for parents and students in all grades in high school.
The program targets complete preparation for the college application process, which is far more complex today than it was when my generation went to school. Guidance counselor Reg Arrington and a panel of Glenelg graduates who are now in college will provide information and answer questions.
It is critical for juniors to begin active preparation for applying to college. Seniors are still making decisions about college and talking to the panel will help.
For parents of high school students, it's never too early to start to learn about the complicated process, and it's certainly not too late for last-minute help. If you attend this PTSA meeting, you'll go home with an admissions timetable that will tell you what to do each year, beginning in ninth grade.
You'll learn how to choose which schools to apply to, when to visit a college, how to apply, and how to pick the school of your dreams after being accepted at several.
Information: (410) 313-5528
Our area is growing, and so are its churches. As the New Year begins, you might be thinking about joining a local church. Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, with its energetic young congregation, is one of the many churches in our area seeking new families.
Information: Pastor Paul Lautenschlager, (410) 442-1204.
Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church will install officers of the church council after the 10 a.m. worship service. The 1993 Church Council is headed by Tim Krause.
In observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Poplar Springs United Methodist Church will host an ecumenical worship and dessert on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Other churches participating in the gathering are Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran, St. Michael's Roman Catholic, Lisbon United Methodist, Calvary Lutheran, St. Paul's Episcopal, and Jennings Chapel United Methodist.
Youth groups are an important part of church activities. They give kids a place for fellowship and worship, a place to feel at home.
At Glenelg United Methodist Church, the new Youth Minister, Michelle Brown, is helping members in grades 6 through 12 plan their activities.
They will have a Youth Planning Lock-in at the church, beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The kids will spend the night at the church, and part of their fun will be brainstorming ideas.
The elected youth council will organize the thoughts about evangelism, outreach, worship, personal growth, fund-raising and recreation.
Information: (410) 489-7260.
If you're looking forward to the annual Glenelg High School Boosters Club Oyster-Bull Roast, mark your calendar for 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 20.
The fun-filled evening at the Turf Valley Country Club had a record turnout last year, so get your tickets early. Barry Enzman's band, Cashmere, will provide the music.
Tickets are $26.50 per person.
Reservations: (301) 854-6922.
The dedicated Glenwood Lions Club was out on a cold Saturday morning recently cleaning up their adopted mile of Route 97 in Glenwood. The Lions have many ways to help. Bill Reighter of West Friendship is the newest member of the Glenwood Lions.