Music in Your Community- September 07

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...

Sept. 2, 2-5pm
The Headliners. Pen Mar Park. 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 240-313-2807 or 301-791-1551 for more information.

Sept. 8, 6:30pm
The Diamond Jubilee Gala- 75th Anniversary Grand Finale. Fountain Head Country Club. 301-739-5727. www.wcmfa.org.

Sept. 8 & 9, 9am-5pm
Boonesborough Days. Shafer Memorial Park. Experience the heritage of Southern Washington County. Old fashioned craft show, quality craftsmanship typical of 18th century Americans. Country food, some ethnic, art, antiques, craft demonstrations. 301-432-5889.

Sept. 9, 2-5pm
Saxy. Pen Mar Park. 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 240-313-2807 or 301-791-1551 for more information.

Sept. 15, 9am-5pm
Sharpsburg Heritage Day. S. Mechanic Street. A celebration of Sharpsburg's long history with a special emphasis on the 145th anniversary of the Antietam battle, period music & crafts, food, lectures and more. 301-432-8765. www.sharpsburghistoricalsociety.org.

Sept. 15-16
Canal Apple Days. Noon-6pm. Widmeyer Park, Hancock, MD. Parade Saturday 11am. Crafts, food, music, antique tractor show & baby contest. 301-678-5339. www.hancockMD.com.

Sept. 15-16, 11am-5pm
Autumn Arts Festival. Jonathan Hager House & Museum, City Park, Hagerstown. 35th edition of Hagerstown's oldest and largest crafts show, formerly Jonathan Hager Frontier Craft Days. Featuring Appalachian-style music, food and Hager House tours. 301-739-8393.

Sept. 16, 2-5pm
Music By Just Us. Pen Mar Park. 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 240-313-2807 or 301-791-1551 for more information.

Sept. 19, 7:30pm
The Celtic Tenors, Community Concert. The Celtic Tenors have the rare ability to appeal to virtually every sector of music lover. In an unprecedented event, they were signed on the spot to an international record deal, and quickly became the talk of the music industry. The Celtic Tenors have since done much international television, many international compilation recordings, and have become a "hot ticket" among international heads of state. They are rapidly and consummately re-inventing the entire Tenor idiom. Call 301-790-3500 or 301-790-2000 for more information.

Sept. 22, 8pm
MSO Pops Concert. Maryland Symphony Orchestra. The Maryland Theatre. 301-797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org.

Sept. 30, 2-5pm
The Music Makers Orchestra. Pen Mar Park. 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 240-313-2807 or 301-791-1551 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.