Upcoming Events

First Concert Scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2022, at 7:00 pm

Glen Mar will kick off its free 2022 Summer Concert Series with the fantastic Quantico Marine Corps Jazz Combo and Brass Band. They will perform in the church’s Spirit Center on Friday, June 17 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The band is a New Orleans-style ensemble composed of trumpets, saxophones, clarinet, trombones, tuba, snare drum, and bass drum. The jazz combo is a more intimate ensemble consisting of various horn voices such as trumpet, saxophone, and trombone along with the piano, guitar, bass, and drum set.

The Quantico Marine Corps Jazz Combo and Brass Band performed in Glen Mar’s Spirit Center on Aug. 8, 2019. The 11 band members’ energetic music encouraged the audience to clap and sing along and appealed to all generations. The six-member jazz combo performed nostalgic hits like “Isn’t She Lovely.”

Childcare will not be available, but children are welcome.

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Second Concert Scheduled for Friday, August 12, 2022, at 7:00 pm

Ayreheart, a progressive folk trio, will perform at the second free event in the Glen Mar’s 2022 Summer Concert Series. The trio will take the church’s Spirit Center stage on Friday, August 12 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This group, founded by lutenist Ronn McFarlane in 2010, will play Ronn’s original music, as well as Renaissance and Celtic songs. The other Ayreheart trio members are Willard Morris who plays bass, violin and colascione (a bass cousin of the lute) and percussionist Mattias Rucht.

Glen Mar should feel like home to Ronn because he attended this church until he was 17 years old. His parents, W. Lee and Mary McFarlane, were charter members here.

Childcare will not be available, but children are welcome.

About the Summer Concert Series

Glen Mar started its Summer Concert Series in 2017. Funding for these free concerts comes from sponsors, donations, and grants. The Howard County Arts Council awarded this concert series a $4,000 grant for the 2022 season.

This series has offered a wide variety of quality musical experiences featuring nationally and internationally known artists.

Volunteer committee members meet a few times a year to offer advice on prospective performers and other aspects of the concerts. Committee members acquire sponsors and donors, submit grants, and publicize the events. Members of this committee are Connie Ballenger (director of publicity), Scott Carter, Lois Hildebrand, Patty Hutton, Fred Sadler (executive director), and Susan Straumanis.

Additional volunteers help with ushering, greeting, and technology.

Sponsor or Donate

If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to the 2022 Glen Mar Summer Concert Series, email summerconcerts@glenmarumc.org.

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