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March 15, 2012
The Robert Sykes Quartet will perform at the Noteworthy Sundays at Your Library Concert April 1 at the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library at 12624 Broadfording Road in Clear Spring. The concert begins at 3 p.m. The quartet features Washington County jazz pianist Robert Sykes, Matt Lewis on bass, Bob Jones on drums and Anita Thomas on saxophone. The group performs a variety of jazz styles based in the mainstream jazz tradition of the Be-Bop and Post-Bop era. To reserve seats, call 301-739-3250, ext. 123.
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May 10, 2013
  Band and orchestra students at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will combine with the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra of Montgomery County, Md., to present a Mother's Day concert of music for large orchestra. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.  Featured on the program will be Overture to Arthur Sullivan's “The Yeoman of the Guard,” the “Presto Finale” to Mozart's Symphony No. 36, Gershwin's “Little Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Jessan Groenendyk, and Rossini's Overture to “The Italian Girl in Algiers.”  Also featured at the concert will be Potomac Valley Orchestra's concerto competition winner Marie Hodges performing Beethoven's Violin Sonata in F. Barbara Ingram will feature All-State alto saxophonist Hansu Sung in Eugene Bozza's Improvisation and Caprice.
NEWS
August 9, 2011
The Drucks, a husband and wife singing duo from Pennsylvania, will perform today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Senior Center at Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. The couple travels throughout the country proclaiming the gospel through their ministry of music that began in the late 1970s. It became a full-time mission once they retired in 2002. For more information, go to www.thedrucks.org. For more information about the concert, call 301-671-2368.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 29, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The voices of 86 cellos will reverberate throughout Laird Hall on Friday. A free cello choir concert at Wilson College will conclude a week-long workshop dedicated to the tenor of strings. The workshop, in its 10th year, was coordinated by Cellospeak, a Virginia-based educational nonprofit for student cellists who are adults. "It's very much different for adults to study later in life," said Dorothy Amarandos, Cellospeak founder and artistic director. "Children learn much more readily than adults.
NEWS
January 15, 2008
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the Museum Consort in a performance from the George W. Comstock Library - A Memorial Concert on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 p.m. A reception, hosted by members of the museum's volunteer organization, the Singer Society, will be held following the performance. Dr. George W. Comstock, who passed away on July 15, 2007, was a physician and professor emeritus at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was a distinguished epidemiologist who conducted seminal research on tuberculosis, and was regarded by his peers as the world's foremost expert on the disease.
LIFESTYLE
November 3, 2012
The Irish Session Lads will be in concert Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. Cleek Schrey anchors the band with fiddle and piano accompaniment, Sean McComiskey drives the rhythm with the button accordion and Stuart Jackson plays the Irish uilleann pipes. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for members and $8 for children/students. Shepherd University students get in free with their Rambler ID.   For more information, call 304-263-2531 or go to http://smad.us/concerts .
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Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | August 21, 2013
C&O Canal days concert  A concert by the Williamsport Community Band honoring lifelong Williamsport resident Lula (Brant) Harsh will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport.   Lula grew up on the canal at Lockhouse 44 where her father, Harvey Brant, was the lockkeeper, opening and closing the lock, getting the canal boats through and on their way. Lula celebrated her 100th birthday last September....
NEWS
April 29, 2010
The concert with radio show host and recording artist John Tesh originally scheduled for May 7 at The Maryland Theatre has been postponed to a later date to be determined. Current ticket holders should contact The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD at 301-790-2000 or online at mdtheatre.org for refunds. For more information regarding Tesh, the new Hagerstown concert date or "The John Tesh Radio Show," go to http://www.tesh.com .
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2010
The concert with radio show host and recording artist John Tesh originally scheduled for May 7 at The Maryland Theatre has been postponed to a later date to be determined. Norm Slemenda, general manger of Prettyman Broadcasting, made the announcement Thursday. Current ticket holders should contact the Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown at 301-790-2000 or online at mdtheatre.org for refunds. For more information regarding Tesh, the new Hagerstown concert date or "The John Tesh Radio Show" go to http://www.
NEWS
October 10, 2011
The second annual Fill the Food Banks concert Sunday at Red Run Park in Rouzerville benefited Waynesboro Area Human Services, Waynesboro Community Services and Five Forks Church's food pantry. “As far as I'm concerned, it was a great success,” said state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York. Alloway, who hosted the event in partnership with the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors, said he counted about 225 people. “The weather was perfect,” he said. “The music was incredible.” Jane Birt, director of Waynesboro Area Human Services, said two pickup truckloads of food was collected.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | September 10, 2013
Rockin' at River Bottom II, a rock concert sponsored by the Town of Williamsport and Antietam Cable Television, is Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Williamsport's River Bottom Park. Those who arrive early are invited to check out the newly restored cannons and the panoramic view of the Potomac River at Doubleday Hill, adjacent to River Bottom Park. Don Jamieson of VH-1's “That Metal Show” will host the event. The band, Ever Rise, kicks off the concert at 1:30 p.m.; Sharpening Stone plays at 3 p.m.; So Low begins at 4:30 p.m.; Rhino Bucket plays at 6 p.m.; and Steelheart goes on stage at 8 p.m. Bands plan to hold meet-and-greets with fans.
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NEWS
August 25, 2013
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Air Force Concert Band as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, on Friday, Sept. 6, at 6:15 p.m. in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The band is the largest symphonic wind ensemble in the U.S. Air Force Band. It presents more than 100 concerts annually and performs a variety of music from light classics, popular favorites, and instrumental features, to classical transcriptions and original works.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2013
Music lovers gathered to enjoy some live music at the inaugural River Rat Street Dance/Concert in Williamsport on Friday evening. The concert, held near the intersection of North Conococheague and Salisbury streets, was a precursor to the C&O Canal Days event this weekend in Williamsport. Joan Knode, the town's assistant mayor, said the concert was being held to build excitement around the weekend. The “River Rat” used to be the mascot for Springfield Middle School in Williamsport, and local sports teams also used to call themselves the River Rats, according to Knode.
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Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | August 21, 2013
C&O Canal days concert  A concert by the Williamsport Community Band honoring lifelong Williamsport resident Lula (Brant) Harsh will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport.   Lula grew up on the canal at Lockhouse 44 where her father, Harvey Brant, was the lockkeeper, opening and closing the lock, getting the canal boats through and on their way. Lula celebrated her 100th birthday last September....
NEWS
August 15, 2013
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 30, at 6:15 p.m. at HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The group is the official chorus of the U.S. Navy. and performs a variety of music, including choral arrangements and Broadway show tunes. Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the concert is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2013
Scores of area residents flocked to the University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown on Thursday night to enjoy an evening of jazz and dance. “A Night of Jazz” was presented by the Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city. The concert featured Hagerstown's OTB Jazz Band and another group called ReFreshed Band from Princess Anne, Md. Phillip Doc Martin, a saxophonist, was also scheduled to play.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2013
Sprinkles had some speculating Saturday night that the outdoor amphitheater at City Park in Hagerstown was no place to be in a summer storm, but the promise of bluegrass had the crowd braving the threat of rain. Some shared umbrellas and others sat under trees during the Music by the Lake summer concert series at the Peter Buys Band Shell, where West Virginia-based bluegrass band The Hillbilly Gypsies played Saturday night. “It ain't that old yelling stuff. Bluegrass is good music.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 19, 2013
Renowned gospel singer Orlando Wright's voice bellowed as he sang a capella in a darkened church after a summer storm blew through Hagerstown Friday evening, causing power outages throughout the area. Wright, a Cincinnati-based solo artist and actor, was a guest minister during the praise and worship gathering of the two-day prophetic conference hosted by Wellspring of Life Family Worship Center at Christ Reformed Church in downtown Hagerstown. “Lights go out - so what?” Wright said before singing, “Here I am to worship,” to the pews filled with about 40 people sitting in the dark.
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Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro | July 15, 2013
The Boonsboro Park Board will present the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Jazz Orchestra in concert Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the band shell at Shafer Park.  The orchestra performs classic swing and contemporary big-band music.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.  Lions Club to host guest speaker The Boonsboro Lions Club will hold its regular meeting Wednesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Boonsboro American Legion.   The guest speaker will be Debra Smith, Boonsboro's town manager.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2013
Whether they were standing with their open hands by their sides or pointing toward the ceiling as they sang, a Sweet Adelines chorus filled the Bowman Concert Hall at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday with some well-known patriotic tunes, Broadway songs and pop hits. The 24 women in the Heart of Maryland Chorus were really good, said Hagerstown resident Donna Souders, who added that she considers herself a “good critic” because she sang barbershop harmony with a Sweet Adelines group for 20 years.
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