WHEN JIM Patton and Sherry Brokus return to Anne Arundel County, it's always a sentimental journey.
Patton was The Sun's 1986 Baltimore Metropolitan Coach of the Year and The Sun's Anne Arundel County edition 1990 Coach of the Decade. His wife, Brokus, was Annapolis' 1986 Young Businesswoman of the Year.
But what brings them home this time is their music. The couple's folk-rock band, Edge City, will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Holy Grounds Youth Center at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park. It was at a Woods' coffeehouse three decades ago that Patton first played his songs in public.
A graduate of Severna Park High School, Patton was a successful head track and cross country coach at his alma mater in the 1980s.
Brokus, who graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School, became HIV/AIDS coordinator for the county Health Department, director of Annapolis Youth Services, and then pioneered a Baltimore HIV/AIDS street outreach program. Today, she is in private practice as a psychological therapist in Austin, Texas, where the couple lives.
Edge City's most recent album is Mystery Ride. Admission to Saturday's show is $10.
A list of the accomplishments of seniors in the Severna Park High School Marching Band reads like a Who's Who of Maryland teen-agers.
Drum Major Katelyn Forstell plays the tenor saxophone and hand bells. A member of the Calculus Club and National Honor Society, she is a certified ski instructor and plans to study chemical engineering at the University of Delaware.
Jamie Andersen, who plays piccolo and alto clarinet, is part of the Key Club, German Club, Multicultural Club and the Talon newspaper staff. She plans to study dental hygiene at Baltimore City Community College.
Tristan Anderson plays trumpet and is part of the SPHS Stage Ensemble Band. He is completing his Eagle Scout requirements, and he belongs to the Calculus Club and the school track team. He plans to major in biomedical engineering at Penn State.
Allison Chilipko plays French horn and belongs to the National Honor Society, French Club and Calculus Club. She plans to major in pharmacology at Wilkes University.
President of the band and a flutist, Tanya Dunsey plays with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra and has appeared in the all-county band and the all-county orchestra. A member of the National Honor Society, she plans to major in international studies at Syracuse University and join the Peace Corps.
Flutist Michaela French is band librarian and president of her church youth group. She plans to major in psychology at Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Karey Harris plays flute and is a member of the flag guard. Also a bassoonist, she is a member of the National Honor Society and helps coach the junior guard at Severna Park Middle School. She plans to study environmental biology at Syracuse University.
Michael Harrison plays percussion and is band secretary. Active in his church youth group, he plans to major in business or political science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Katie Herzberg plays tuba and is a member of the Stage Ensemble Band and the track team. She will study pre-veterinary medicine at Syracuse University.
Clarinetist Joshua Kahn has been band concertmaster for three years. He plays alto sax in the Stage Ensemble Band and clarinet in the all-county junior and senior bands. He plans to major in culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I.
Brittany Schneider was first chair flute in the all-county band last year and was in the all-county orchestra. A certified scuba diver, she plans to major in marine biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Megan Walburn, flutist, is band vice president and chairwoman of the tournament of bands committee and the travel committee. She is a Minds in Motion athlete, a member of the the National Honor Society, a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Honorable Mention and a National Merit Scholar. She plans to major in English or communications.
Sax player Jonathan Wynes was in all-county band, the Rock & Roll Revival band and Stage Ensemble Band. He runs track and plans to major in music education at Towson University.