April 14, 2010
Press Release #10-095
Jazz up your spring. The St. Mary's College of Maryland Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will give a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2010, in Auerbach Auditorium at St. Mary's Hall, with Don Stapleson directing. The Combo will feature local singer and favorite Sandy Mahoney with the concert featuring the music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Brazilian legend Luiz Bonfa. The concert is free and open to the public.
St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.
More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.