The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will perform Jazz Under the Stars on Saturday, May 28, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Chapel View Farm in Woodbine. The ensemble, directed by Christopher Winters, will perform along with former band director Barry Enzman and other talented alumni and friends of the Glenelg music program. The Glenelg Color Guard will also perform. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for children under 12. Children under 5 are free. The picnic dinner will be catered by Putting on the Ritz. If it rains, the Exhibition Hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds becomes the venue location. You can purchase tickets from a band member, or on line. Go to www.jazzunderthestars.com if you need more information.
Congratulations to senior Kevin Cincotta, who created the design which will be featured on this year's Jazz Under the Stars tee shirt. Cincotta is the alto saxophonist for the Jazz Ensemble.
The Glenelg Marching Boosters are hosting a concert for Olivia Rox and Warren Hill on Sunday, June 26, at 7 p.m., in the Glenelg Auditorium. Olivia is the extraordinarily talented 17-year-old singer and songwriter who was a top 10 finalist this season on the television show 'American Idol.' Warren is an acclaimed jazz saxophonist and also Olivia's father. All the proceeds from this concert will support the Glenelg band.Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/olivia-rox-warren-hill-at-glenelg-high-school-tickets-25214846284. Ticket sales end on Monday, June 13.
Glenelg residents, Geri and Rich Hastings and Barbara and Joe Keating recently spent 18 wonderful days traveling in Scotland and Ireland. While they were in Scotland they took the ferry from the Isle of Skye to the village of Glenelg. The Skye to Glenelg ferry is the last manually-operated turntable ferry in Scotland. Geri said the scenery is stunning, with snow-capped mountains serving as a backdrop to the Kylerhea Narrows on which Glenelg is located. Visiting the Glenelg Inn and the stores and post office in Glenelg, Scotland, was a highlight of their trip.
On Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to1 p.m. the Glenwood Middle School Leo Club members will be collecting used bicycles in the parking lot at the front of the school. These bikes will be donated to the organization Bikes for the World. This is the eighth year that the Leo Club has been collecting bicycles. You can help them make it one of the best.
Congratulations to the Glenelg High School students who received the commended recognition in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. These outstanding students are Bailey Arenberg, Emily Buckley, Erin Cauley, James Coyne, Robel Daniel, Jeremy Hess, Matthew Paquino, Marisa Patsy, Delaney Treacy, Mya Tsang, Martin Wang, Anne Xie and Tristan Young.
Amy Syversen, the band director at Dayton Oaks Elementary School, is recruiting students to join the school band next year. Current third and fourth graders can go to www.amybejm.com and sign up for the Dayton Oaks band. Absolutely no musical experience is needed to join. Syversen works with the students and starts at the beginning, as she teaches them to open the instrument case. Once on the web site, you can click on the links and listen to Syversen playing some beautiful music on the trumpet. When she is not teaching, Syversen plays trumpet for the Bayside Brass Quintet, which has played the National Anthem for the Orioles, and you can also listen to that performance on line.