S. Carroll band to sponsor its 7th tournament

September 16, 1994|By Ellie Baublitz | Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer

The South Carroll High School Cavaliers Marching Band will open the county's 1994 competition season tomorrow with the seventh annual South Carroll Classic Tournament of Bands at the high school on West Old Liberty Road in Winfield.

Competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature 11 bands. County bands scheduled to compete tomorrow are from North Carroll, Francis Scott Key and Liberty high schools. The Westminster High Owl Marching Band will start competitions next weekend.

Under the direction of Brad Collins, this year's South Carroll Cavaliers band consists of 74 marching band members, a 12-member band front and three drum majors. A new program will feature a salute to Don Ellis, an innovative jazz trumpeter from the 1960s and 1970s.

As the host band, South Carroll will perform last in exhibition only.

The FSK Marching Eagles has a new director, Charlie Berry. The band has 37 musicians, an 11-member band front and one drum major who will perform music from the Old West. Works by John Williams and Aaron Copland will be featured.

John DeGolia is the North Carroll Panthers' director, with 62 band members, including an eight-member band front and two drum majors. The band will play selections from "The Sound of Music."

The Liberty Lion's Pride Marching Band, under the direction of Bryan Eber, will perform "An American Voice," featuring music that was commissioned for America. The 1994 band has 64 musicians, a 17-member color guard and one drum major.

Refreshments, program books and souvenirs will be sold. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens.

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