Marching bands will step to it this weekend on Roberts Field


It's time for Severna Park High School's 15th annual Tournament of Bands.

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, autumn reds and golds will play second fiddle to the crescendo of colors on Roberts Field. Fifteen marching bands from Maryland, Virginia and Delaware will vie for prizes.

Bands will be rated on their music, marching/maneuvers, percussion and visual effects, with separate trophies awarded for outstanding band front, percussion and drum major. Cash prizes also will be awarded. Bands use the money for instruments, uniforms and trips.

The host band, under the direction of R. Thomas Powell, will not compete but will perform an updated version of its popular routine: selections from "Phantom of the Opera."

Another highlight will be a performance by the United States Naval Academy's Drum and Bugle Corps.

Event chairpersons are parents Jan and Carl Schneider and students Natasha Richardson and Stacey Quintero. Severna Park's drum major is Corey Poorman.

Tickets are $4 and are available at Music and Arts in the Park Plaza or at the gate. Information: 544-0900.


Networking is the surest path to a job today.

At 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free Networking Seminar for members and guests.

Seminar leader Tim Schaffer of Temporary Staffing will discuss networking possibilities and how to use them. The 1 1/2 -hour meeting takes place at Chesapeake Academy in Arnold. For more information, contact Linda Zahn at 987-6625.

* For more networking and job hunting techniques, come to the Job Club from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. Bring a copy of your resume. For reservations, call 647-2550.


From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the Severna Park Jaycees are sponsoring a family outing where you make your own scarecrow.

Bring an old pair of jeans, a shirt and a pair of panty hose to the Jaycee Community Center in Kinder Park. A donation of $4 will cover the cost of straw. For more information, call Steve at 437-8651 or Jeanie at 544-3120.


Severn School's Homecoming activities, which begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, will include the 2:45 p.m. dedication of new scoreboards in memory of the late Daniel M. Rothman. The 1989 graduate is remembered as an outstanding athlete, earning All Anne Arundel County and All Tri-County football honors.

For more information, contact Jeff Greene at 544-9452.


From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, the Severna Park High School parking lot will be the scene of a Classic Car Show featuring foreign and domestic cars built before 1980.

For details, call Diane and Doug Nichols at 987-9255.


Escort your miniature Barneys, Aladdins and Beauties to the Halloween Happening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 21 to Oct. 31 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds on Route 178 in Crownsville. The event will be conducted rain or shine.

Sponsored by the nonprofit Anne Arundel Fair Inc., the haunted barn and hay ride are $7 a person. Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted free. Information: 923-3400.

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