Local musicians will be performing traditional holiday favorites in the South Carroll High School Performing Arts Theatre from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The concert benefits the Bring Back the Band Campaign, to bring a marching band back to SCHS.


The concert will feature the award-winning Spires Brass Band of Frederick, under the direction of John Slezak, and the Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra from Damascus, led by the Rev. Walter G. Edmonds.

SCHS band students will also be featured under the direction of John R. Stevenson.

In addition, the SCHS Chorus, under the direction of Lydia Courtney, will perform a medley of holiday tunes and invite the audience to sing along to celebrate the season.

"We are delighted to bring these talented groups together and we look forward to welcoming the community to our beautiful, new theater to support our campaign. This promises to be an extraordinary performance for an extraordinary cause - to reestablish the Cavalier Marching Band. We are grateful for all the support from students, alumni, faculty, parents and the community to bring back this important program which will benefit SCHS instrumental students for years to come," Band Boosters Co-president Dave Esworthy wrote in an email.

This is the final fundraiser for the Bring Back the Band Campaign this year, so time will be taken to recognize instrumental partners who have supported the campaign throughout the year.

Tickets for the holiday concert are $10 for students and senior citizens, $12 for other adults, and $5 for preschool children.

You may order tickets online at cavmusic.com or purchase them at the door beginning at 2:15 p.m. the day of the concert.

SCHS is at 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

For more information, contact Dave Esworthy at 301-829-1757 or


Cookbooks for sale
Are you looking for a cookbook to give as a holiday gift this season? If so, Ebenezer United Methodist Church is selling a hardback binder cookbook that includes the history of the church for $15 each.
The recipes compiled are from church members.
If interested in purchasing a cookbook, contact the church at 410-795-6136.
Ebenezer UMC is at 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield.

Jingle Jam tonight
Winfield Bible Chapel will host Jingle Jam from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
The family program will start inside the church, featuring a skit about the meaning of Christmas. Then there will be caroling and hot chocolate outside around a bonfire, weather permitting; otherwise, the carols and cocoa will be enjoyed inside.
This is a free event and all are welcome.
Winfield Bible Chapel is at 5407 Woodbine Road, Winfield.
For more information, call 410-795-4125.

Selling Christmas trees
If you haven't purchased a fresh-cut Christmas tree yet, Boy Scout Troop 733 is selling them through Dec. 23 at the Winfield fire company, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.
Trees start at $35 each.
The tree sale's hours of operation are Mondays, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For additional information, call Scoutmaster Dave Arnold at 410-549-4211.

Santa in the Park
The Mount Airy Rotary Club and Misty's Senior Services are sponsoring Santa in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Watkins Park.
Hot cocoa, candy canes and Christmas carols will be a part of the fun festivities, as will a visit from Santa Claus. Be sure to bring your camera to capture a family photo with Santa.
This is a free event and all are welcome.
Watkins Park is at 615 Center St., Mount Airy.
Call 301-704-2074 for more information.