Retired from business, active in music


July 08, 1999|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THEIR NAME is misleading. The Retired Businessman's Group is not an organization of financial advisers or business consultants. These former businessmen concentrate on their lifelong avocation: making music, especially Dixieland and other kinds of jazz.

The group will perform from 2 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. July 16 at the Community Center at Woods' second free concert of the summer.

It will be held in the center's Holy Grounds Youth Center on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park.

The group includes Chuck Claypool on drums, Monty Poulson on bass, Robert Lloyd on piano and keyboard, Hugh Williams on trombone, Ben Roman on trumpet, Pete Seaone on tenor, Harrison Stone on clarinet and Bill Krieger on guitar and vibraphone.

"Everyone is in his 60s and 70s," said Krieger, 78, an Arnold native.

The group has been playing together for more than 15 years, he said.

He's the rookie, having joined the band a little over a decade ago.

"We're just a bunch of guys that like to play, and if we hear of anyone else who'd like to join us, we throw 'em in," Krieger said. "Wherever they need music, that's where I go."

Information on Woods center: 410-647-5843.

Winners at the parade

All those who ignored the heat and took part in the 25th annual Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce's Fourth of July parade and festival Monday were true patriots.

The celebration began with a poster contest to illustrate "Severna Park -- My Vision of Our Community in 25 Years."

Allen Black came in first. Second place went to Mike Schmidt, and third place went to Jason Matte. All are pupils at Benfield Elementary School.

Their winning posters are on display at BeBeep A Toy Store in Park Plaza.

The most original bicycle belonged to Jonathan Barth; the most beautiful was Kaitlin Neil's; and the most patriotic was Megan Saperstein's.

Communities that walked as a group were awarded prizes. First place went to the Oak Hill Patriots, and second to Brittingham.

Prizes for community floats were won by: West Severna Park, first; Hollywood on the Severn, second; Linstead, third.

Club prizes were given in two categories, walking and floats: Winners in walking: Severna Park High School marching band, first; Maryland Rockets All Stars, second; Chesapeake Plantation Walking Horses, third.

Float winners: Chartwell Swim Team, first; Cub Scout Pack 918, second; and Severna Park Classic Car Club, third.

Vintage auto awards were won by: Listman's grocery Model A, first; Cappy Jarboe's 1957 Chevrolet, second; Dr. Bill Adler's 1954 MG-TF, third.

The commercial walking winners were: Kick Connection, first; East Coast Martial Arts, second; Zippy the Mailbox, third.

Commercial float winners were: O'Conor Piper & Flynn Realtors, first; Arnold Farms, second; antique shops of Severna Park, third.

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