HAGERSTOWN -- The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild stepped back in time Saturday night to an era of contradiction.
Through the tumult of prohibition, Al Capone-style corruption and the 1929 stock market crash emerged the elegance of 1930s film.
"The sophisticated Ginger Rogers and the suave Fred Astaire danced seamlessly through life's tribulations," said Linda Hood, president of the guild.
The guild invited guests to do likewise for an evening at the annual Maryland Symphony Orchestra Ball at Fountain Head Country Club. This year's theme was "Puttin' on the Ritz."
Attendees posed for pictures alongside a shiny 1939 Buick, then proceeded onward toward the affair via red carpet.
Some wore flapper-style headbands. Others held whimsical cigarette holders. They were greeted by doormen sporting top hats and white gloves. Pianist John A. Nicholas provided entertainment as they mingled over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and perused auction items. A prized item was a four-night stay at The Ritz London.