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South Carroll marching band fundraiser set for Saturday

The South Carroll Band Boosters will host a Holiday Concert Saturday as they continue to raise money to help return a marching band program to South Carroll High School.

South Carroll is the only high school in the region without a marching band and supporters have been working for the past two years to fund and organize a marching band for the fall 2014 season.

Saturday's fundrasing concert will feature holiday favorites performed by regional talent and South Carroll students.

The Spires Brass Band, of Frederick, directed by John Slezak will perform along with the Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra from Damascus under the direction of Rev. Walter Edmonds. South Carroll orchestral and concert band students will also perform followed by a performance by the South Carroll chorus.

"This performance is both a celebration of the season and of the remarkable support for this campaign from students, faculty, alumni, parents, and the local community," said David Esworthy, co-president of the South Carroll Band Boosters. "This promises to be an extraordinary performance for an extraordinary cause and we look forward to welcoming the community for a festive experience in a beautiful, new performing arts theater."

The Boosters are aiming to raise $35,000 for the band and new unifomrs are expected to be pruchased with matching funds from Carroll County Public Schools.

Additional funds will be used to purchase additional instruments, music, drills, and a trailer for transporting equipment.

Tickets are available for the concert at and will be sold at the door.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for pre-school children.

Doors open at 2:15 p.m. for the 3 p.m. performance as the South Carroll High School Perforiming Arts Theater.

For more information on the boosters campaign, visit Donations may also be made online and inquiries about becoming a sponsor can be sent to

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