Music mellows much of March madness


March 16, 1995|By SALLY BUCKLER

March madness for many means continuous college basketball tournaments. In addition to those tournaments, there is plenty of March madness right here in Western Howard County in the form of activities, concerts and dinners.


Music is in the air at Glenelg High School. Band director Barry Enzman attended the Maryland Music Educators' Association annual convention in Ocean City earlier this month, where an overflow crowd of teachers came to hear him give a presentation and clinic on jazz bands.

He joined hundreds of musicians, parents and music lovers to listen to the All State bands, orchestras and choruses perform. Many talented youngsters from our local schools were part of those prestigious groups.

Last Friday night, the Glenelg High School Symphonic Band, under Mr. Enzman's direction, played three very difficult pieces for judges in the annual adjudication, held this year at Westminster High School.

Judges awarded Glenelg's band the highest possible ratings. Their critiques included the words "dynamic, energetic, roaring, thoughtful and subtle." One judge commented, "This band's in a class by itself."

Mr. Enzman attributes the band's success to "much hard work." He says that members of the band never took their eyes off their goal.


Glenelg's Choral Department presents its Pops Concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow night at the school. The madrigals, men's barbershop, women's barbershop, and men's trio will anchor a program that includes many solos and duets.

Choir director Nancy Buckle will join drama coach Ron Oaks in a duet from "Phantom of the Opera," entitled "All I Ask of You."

In keeping with the St. Patrick's Day theme of the evening, Mr. Oaks will sing "Danny Boy."

You may purchase refreshments at intermission. Tickets are $5 each, available from any choir member or at the door.

To earn money for their April trip to a music festival in Myrtle Beach, choir members are selling Gianni's pizza kits. You may order three pizza kits at prices ranging from $11 to $16 from any choir member. If you don't know a choir member, call Mrs. Buckle, and she'll put you in touch with a student who will take your order. Call 313-5528.


Midnight Madness is on the calendar of basketball players at Glenwood Middle School who will play in a nonstop tournament from 6 p.m. until midnight at the school tomorrow.

Teams will raise money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Cancer Fund. Last year, this event netted several thousand dollars for the fund. Refreshments will be sold all evening, and you are invited to come and watch the youngsters play some very good hoops. Students who wish to watch the tournament must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission is $1 or a donation. Call 313-5520 for more information.


Glenelg High School seniors will graduate in 10 short weeks on May 31. For six years, Glenelg's seniors have gone on a cruise in the Baltimore Harbor after graduation. It's a chemical-free cruise open to all the new graduates.

Transportation and the cruise cost $5,000. Each year, parents and friends of Glenelg High join forces to keep the cost to students at an affordable $10 each. Parents, local businesses, community organizations and others contribute to the cruise.

You can help by mailing a check made out to Glenelg High Senior Class Cruise to Glenelg High School, c/o Carol Williamson, Treasurer, 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg 21737. Call Joanne Bryan at 301-854-3166 for more information.


Eat Italian-style at the St. Louis Catholic Youth Ministry's annual spaghetti dinner in Clarksville Sunday. Joe Firetti is the chef for hundreds as he prepares spaghetti and lasagna. Bread, salad, homemade desserts and beverages also are on the menu.

This dinner runs from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the school gym.

Spaghetti is $6 and lasagna is $7.50 for adults. Children 12 and younger eat for $4. The maximum fee for a family is $25.

Information: 531-6668.

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