North County High hosts 'Salute to the Cinema' Concert under the Stars

North County High School's Concert Under the Stars will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, and feature music to accompany movie clips projected on a 40-foot screen. Pictured are musicians, and musical director Theresa 'Tinkerbell' Bange, from last year's event.
North County High School's Concert Under the Stars will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, and feature music to accompany movie clips projected on a 40-foot screen. Pictured are musicians, and musical director Theresa 'Tinkerbell' Bange, from last year's event. (Courtesy photo / HANDOUT)

Music from Shrek, Casablanca, the Wizard of Oz and Titanic will be performed during the third edition of North County High School's Concert Under the Stars Friday night.

The festivities are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at 10 E. 1st Ave. Food trucks will offer dinner options until 8 p.m., when the concert begins.


Admission is $5. The concert will take place on the school's turf field, and participants can bring blankets and chairs. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the school's auditorium.

The concert's theme will be "A Salute to the Cinema", featuring motion picture soundtracks from multiple decades played by 140 band and orchestra students. The audience will also hear music from Apollo 13, Chronicles of Narnia, and Willy Wonka. More recent movies will include Moana, Night at the Museum and the Greatest Showman.


Music instructor Theresa Bange said the event began with her first year at the school. Since it was a transition for many students, Bange wanted to provide a memorable experience.

"Our funding and resources were very limited, so creating a musical experience that was above the average spring concert was a must," Bange said.

Bange's good friend and mother of one of the students, Michelle Fowler, pitched in and the two came up with a Disney-themed show. Fowler prepares clips of the movies which are timed to the music and projected onto a 40-foot screen.

"We spend quite a bit of time listening to music and watching movie clips to determine the perfect scenes to tell the story line to each movie," Bange said.

The result, she said, has become a highly anticipated tradition for students. Bange said they were thrilled with the outpouring of support from the community after the first concert that they began planning the second event.

Last year, food trucks were included to make the event more special for families to enjoy in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Bange said her favorite part is watching students take ownership of the evening, from planning to set up, tear down and costume designs. The students will dress as characters from the movies.

"The music program is about creating lifelong learners, creators, and consumers of music," Bange said. "Creating experiences such as this, become relevant in the lives of not just our students, but our community as well. Sharing the gift of music is very powerful."

Flea market, basket bingo

Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company, 4 S. Broadview Blvd., seeks vendors and buyers at its June 2 flea market, 8 a.m. -1 p.m.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds made from table fees and refreshments will support improvements to the fire company's hall.

A basket and cash bingo will be held July 14. Doors open at 7. Play begins at 8 p.m. Refreshments and extra dabbers will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Laura Long at 443-690-4575 or e-mail lauraluvsmusic@yahoo.com.


Coffee house concert

The SNL Coffee House concert featuring Raymond Lee Band will be held 7–10 p.m. Saturday at North Glen Community Church, 508 W. Furnace Branch Road.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with music from 8-10 p.m. Merchandise will be available for purchase, and kids' activities will be available. Participants can bring a dish to share.

The band has been described as a collision of inspiration and thought provoking music and lyrics. The concert is free, with donations welcomed to support the band's ministry.

For more information about the band, visit http://www.raymondleeband.com. For the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2076705432608134.

Car, truck and bike show

The Harry Cooper VFW Post 160, 2597 Dorsey Road, will host its eighth annual car, truck and bike show June 10. Registration will be held 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and is open to all years, makes and models. Awards will begin at approximately 3 p.m.

The family friendly event is the post's largest fundraiser, and supports projects such as Honor Flights visiting the post. Food vendors, a bake sale, door prizes, music, 50-50 as well as a Chinese auction will be offered.

Admission is free. Registration of a vehicle is $15.

For more information, call Charles Ferrell at 443-520-3585 or email chazsc5@yahoo.com.


Ferndale United Methodist Church, 117 Ferndale Road, will hold its vacation Bible school 6–8 p.m. July 16-20. Free dinner will be served 5–5:45 p.m. each night. Kids can participate in crafts, music, games and Bible stories.

For details, call the church at 410-761-2880 or visit www.ferndaleumc.org.

Boy Scout Troop 725 of Glen Burnie United Methodist Church will welcome two newly minted Eagle Scouts on Saturday with a Court of Honor.

To share your news in the Glen Burnie area, contact Amy Laque at MDGazetteAmy@gmail.com or 443-924-6440. Follow her on Twitter @GlenBurnieTalk.

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