Philly band joins symphony for Civil War concerts
Latest News | March 17, 2015
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HAGERSTOWN, Md.—The Philadelphia Big Brass Band and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra are teaming up in Hagerstown for a pair of unusual concerts with a Civil War theme.
The concerts Saturday and Sunday are keyed to next month’s 150th anniversary of the end of the War Between the States. The show is called “Brothers on the Battlefield.”
Brass band leader Rodney Marsalis—brother to Winston and Branford Marsalis—tells The Herald–Mail that the program includes period pieces, classical works, show tunes, pop, folk and jazz.
The brass band has been touring with the show since last summer but Marsalis said this will be its first performance with an orchestra.
Girl dies, grandma hurt after being struck by car
BOWIE, Md.—Officials say a young girl is dead and her grandmother has two broken legs after they were struck by a van in Bowie.
Authorities say the two were walking Saturday afternoon at Laurel–Bowie Road and Old Chapel Road when they were struck.
Authorities say that the vehicle that hit them was trying to make a left turn off of Old Chapel Road onto Laurel–Bowie Road when it struck them. Both the girl and her grandmother were taken to a hospital.
1 dead after MARC train hits person on the tracks
HALETHORPE, Md.—Transit officials say one person is dead after a MARC train struck a person on the tracks near the Halethorpe MARC station.
Officials say the collision happened on Saturday shortly before noon. Officials say about 300 passengers on the MARC train had to be moved to an Amtrak train to finish their journeys.
Authorities did not identify the victim or say whether the person had intentionally placed themselves on the tracks or not.
Baltimore County Police are leading the investigation into the cause of the incident.
Md. Senate rivals attend ceremony for labor awards
WASHINGTON—Two rivals for an open Senate seat in Maryland are taking some time to schmooze with union leaders.
Democratic Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards are scheduled to attend an awards ceremony hosted by the Metropolitan Washington AFL–CIO on Saturday night.
Van Hollen and Edwards are both running for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Barbara Mikulski. Both represent the Washington suburbs.