Md. Symphony Holds Antietam Battlefield Event

SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is traveling to the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg to announce the results of a fundraising campaign for its annual outdoor concert there.

The Hagerstown-based orchestra planned a news conference at 10 a.m. Monday.

The location of the announcement is a giveaway that the group has met its fundraising goal of $50,000 for the Salute to Independence concert scheduled for July 2.

The orchestra said in March that the concert was in jeopardy due to reduced corporate support and a possible cut in National Park Service funding.

The tradition is in its 26th year.

The free event draws about 35,000 to the battlefield for a concert that includes fireworks and cannon fire.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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