Free weekend concerts at Lurman Woodland Theatre in Catonsville

The popular free outdoor concert series in the Lurman Woodland Theatre has begun, with another slate of musical offerings scheduled for Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the summer.

The series, in the natural setting off Hilltop Road on the Catonsville High School campus, began its 21st season with the traditional season-opening performance by the Catonsville High School Steel Band June 2.

On Saturday, June 16, The Satyr Hill Band will perform an array of bluegrass and newgrass, as well as originals, progressive, acoustic country and rock 'n' roll. Featuring a fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass and mandolin, the five-member band is named for the steep road in the Parkville area.

On Sunday, June 17, Technicolor Motor Home will pay homage to Steely Dan with hits from every album of the band and the subsequent solo efforts by Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The 10-piece band is led by the keyboardist for the well-known Baltimore band, Crack The Sky. Show time is 6-8 p.m.

Fans should bring chairs or blankets. Bench seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drinks available for purchase or fans can bring their own. No alcohol, grills or pets.

Donations will be accepted to support the annual summer series. For more information, go to

CCBC band to play June 17 at Fort McHenry

The Community College of Baltimore County's Baltimore Symphonic Band has been selected to perform patriotic music during the Star-Spangled 200 Sailabration festivities commemorating the War of 1812.

The 60-member community orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Wolfe, assistant principal clarinetist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and professor of music at CCBC, will perform will perform Sunday, June 17, 6-8 p.m., at Fort McHenry.

In addition to "The Star-Spangled Banner," the group will play "American Salute" (When Johnny Comes Marching Home); "Battle Hymn of the Republic"; armed forces hymns, including "Anchors Aweigh"; and other popular patriotic tunes as well as "Take My Breath Away" and "Danger Zone" from the movie "Top Gun."

The Baltimore Symphonic Band in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex was established in 1981 and has an all-volunteer membership of all ages.

It has performed all over Maryland as well as international tours in 1999, 2005 and 2008 in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. It also performs annually at Spring Grove State Hospital and at various neighborhood festivals throughout the area.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-10 p.m.

For information, call the CCBC Music Office at 443-840-1536.

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