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Music in Your Community

Music in Your Community

The importance of music is its power to transcend time, emotion, culture, and language as we connect with others. Music's power connects us across the barriers of time, culture, and language.
Here's a list of "Music in Your Community" for this month...

May 4 & 5, 8pm
HCC Robinwood Players' Spring Musical takes place at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. Call 301-790-2800 x271 for more information.

May 5
The final competition for the Teen Idol Contest. Washington County Free Library & The Maryland Theatre is sponsoring the event set for ages 16 to 19. The winner will recieve a free trip to New York City to audition for "American Idol." For more information call 301-739-3250 x126.

May 6, 2:30pm
Music from Shepherd- Student Honors Recital. This event will take place at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in City Park, Hagerstown. Reception will follow. For more information call 301-739-5727 or visit

May 10, 7pm
The Band and Orchestra Spring Concert for Paramount Elementary School will take place on May 10 at 7pm. Paramount Elementary is located at 19410 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown. Call 301-766-8289 for more information.

May 17, 9 & 10:30am
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents: Kinder Konzerts. These concerts are free concerts for preschool-aged listeners. Smithsburg High School Orchestra (@ Smithsburg HS auditorium). Concerts feature half-hour programs designed to entertain and excite very young listeners with short musical selections and introductions to the instruments. For more information about this and other MSO education programs, contact the MSO office 301-797-4000.

May 20, 2:30pm
MSO Recital Series: Mariner String Quartet will take place at the Maryland Theatre at 2:30pm. Reception will follow. Call 301-797-4000 or visit for more information.

May 27
Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra is taking place at Pen Mar Park. The event is free. The dance pavilion is the site of Sunday afternoon dances with live music, June-September. The very finest of the big band era ballroom music. Call 240-313-2700 for more information.

May 28, 10:30am
Memorial Day Tribute, Avenue of Flags is taking palce at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel at 10:30am. 300 American flags will fly throughout the cemetery. Bagpipe music and concert by Appalachian Wind Quintet. 301-733-3575.

May 31, 5pm-8pm
Miller House Blues Festival will take place at the Miller House in Hagerstown. Prelude to Hagerstown BluesFest weekend. Live music in the garden of the historic Miller House. Refreshments will be served. Call 301-797-8782 for more information.

Be sure to check out area elementary, middle, and high schools for great family music programs including high school competitions and performances.

Thursdays - Noon Plaza Party - Beginning May 31 thru August 16, 11:30am-1:30pm, University Plaza, W. Washington Street, Hagerstown. 301-739-8577 x183.

Saturdays - Music by the Lake - 7pm, beginning July 7 thru August 25. City Park Bandshell, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. 301-739-8577 x183.

Movies on the Plaza - University Plaza, W. Washington Street, Hagerstown. June 21, 28; July 12, 19. 301-739-8577 x183.

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