This May 3, the Liberty High School Instrumental Music Department will be celebrating 12 years of their Red, White and Blues Patriotic Pops Concert to honor our Veterans. Last year's pops concert, pictured, was on May 4.
This May 3, the Liberty High School Instrumental Music Department will be celebrating 12 years of their Red, White and Blues Patriotic Pops Concert to honor our Veterans. Last year's pops concert, pictured, was on May 4. (Courtesy photo)

This May 3, the Liberty High School Instrumental Music Department will be celebrating 12 years of its Red, White and Blues Patriotic Pops Concert to honor our Veterans.

Karen Creutzer, the boosters communications director, said in an email interview that this year, some of the pieces they will be performing are “Leap Frog,” “A String of Pearls,” “In A Sentimental Mood,” “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.”

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She also said they will have guest artists, including SGM Robert Cherry, who will be playing the French horn; Bradley Collins on the tenor saxophone; Bagus Wiskwakarma on the violin; and Glenn Patterson, one of the voices.

Creutzer is very excited that some of these artists are performing at the concert because some of them were former band directors in Carroll County Public Schools.

She explained that Collins was the band director at South Carroll High School and that Patterson was also a band director at that same high school.

“Three generations of CCPS music educators on stage with their students, grand students and great grand students!!,” Creutzer said.

According to Creutzer, the full orchestra made of 84 pieces will be performing the original “Hoe-down” from “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland, with guest artist Bagus Wiswakarma on stage.

She also said three of the All-State and All-Eastern string players will also be featured in that performance.

Creutzer said that some of the pieces they will be performing include “Wingspan, written by Gary Kuo, which will be one of the first performances of the night.

“The Patriotic Pops features American folk, popular and patriotic music by American composers. Moreover, the students pay tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces with a rousing Armed Forces Salute featuring the LHS Wind Ensemble and LHS JROTC,” Creutzer said.

Throughout the concert, Creutzer emphasized, they will be recognizing the veterans and service people by branch and presented with a small American flag.

Creutzer also encourages everyone in the community to attend and to those who attend every year to come back and enjoy the new performances that they will featuring this year.

“There is always something new. Each concert is better than the next. [This is] a great time to reconnect with your favorite Big Band era jazz charts, blue grass styles, and popular American music,” Creutzer said. “There’s always something for everyone — even our littlest audience members.”

The concert will be featuring the four Liberty instrumental performing ensembles: Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Full Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.

The Liberty High School Instrumental Music is under the direction of Grammy nominee Brandi Jason, and currently features seven ensemble groups: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Marching Band.

Tickets are $12 each, and you may purchase them with cash or checks payable to LHSIMB by stopping by the Liberty’s front lobby from April 29 to May 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You may also contact Jason at the Instrumental Music Office to purchase your tickets.

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The attendees will be able to enjoy a complimentary dessert and drink throughout the concert.

Also, each year, the four instrumental performing ensembles sponsor a deluxe raffle basket filled with gift cards and goodies.

This year, the raffle tickets will be available at the concert and winners will be announced that same night. The winners will need to be present when their names are announced to receive their gift baskets.

The gift baskets will have four themes: Dinner & Movie, Spa & Chocolate, BBQ & Pub/Sports Night and Maryland.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Liberty High School’s auditorium, located at 5855 Bartholow Road in Eldersburg.

For more information you may contact the booster president, Neil Beller, at LHSIMBPresident@gmail.com or Jason at BDJason@carrollk12.org.

Electronic Recycle Day

This April 27, everyone in the community is welcome to bring their recyclable items to the American Legion’s parking lot for the Electronic Recycle Day.

Here are the items people can bring: PCs/laptops, POS Systems, Servers, Hard Drives, Scanners, Printers, Wire, Speakers, Monitors, Fax Machines, Radios, Circuit Boards, Keyboards, Typewriters, Terminals, Apple/Mac systems, Mainframes, A/V Equipment, Copiers, Stereos, Cables, Software media, Storage Media, Cords, Phones, IPad, Wire, Cameras, Networking equipment, and Microwaves.

Please note that they will not be accepting TVs.

The attendees may start bringing in their items at 9 a.m. until noon.

The recycling truck will be in the parking lot and the items will be collected by M.O.U. Enterprises Incorporated.

The event will be hosted at the American Legion at 801 Prospect Road in Mount Airy.

For more information, you may contact Diane Lowe at 410 861-6118.

South Carroll Lioness Lions Club fundraising for students

The South Carroll Lioness Lions Club will be at the Safeway store in Eldersburg on April 26 and 27 fundraising to provide two $2,000 scholarships to students from Liberty and Century high schools.

Those who participate in the fundraising will have the chance to win a $500 Safeway grocery store gift card.

Each of the days, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be club members inside the Safeway store collecting the donations and signing up the donators for the prize.

Please note that if you are a student at one of these institutions, you may apply for these scholarships by contacting your school’s guidance office.

For more information, please contact Susan Bonura at her email at lionsbonura@comcast.net.

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