The Big Band Theory

Learn more about the Big Band Theory of Baltimore in this month's Concert Update.
Learn more about the Big Band Theory of Baltimore in this month’s Concert Update.

The Big Band Theory of Baltimore is a non-profit jazz band that caters to local communities in Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties as well as Baltimore City.  Their music features a wide variety of song styles from old big band standards from artists like Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, Classic Rock from Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, to Stevie Wonder, and much more.

The all adult group that is a reformation of a local big band that was established back in 1994 under the name of The Royal Knights Jazz Orchestra (TRKJO).  At that time the band ran strong for 5 years under various directors and had members consisting of mostly high school and college age students. As members got older and went their separate ways, the band dissolved like most do. Now after almost fifteen years, the original founder of the TRKJO has started a new band with a few old familiar faces and a lot of new ones. Now back with a full compliment of fifteen plus musicians, The Big Band Theory of Baltimore can helps to entertain with the gift of song, a truly wonderful reward in itself.

The group will appear on August’s Concert Update with Sallie Horner, Concert Coordinator, and Madelyn Daniel, Concert Committee Member, to discuss their upcoming concert on August 28th. Be sure to learn more about Big Band Theory of Baltimore, as well as the other concerts in the month of August, by tuning into Concert Update on Monday, August 1st at 10 AM, 2 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM, and 12 AM. The show will also be available later in the week at

Reader’s Digest


by Lauren Costello
Reading is a great way for your brain to stay alert…which is why the Oak Crest Book Club is the perfect thing to get involved with!

This is a great group filled with residents who love talking about the book of the month and hearing others opinions. It’s a very relaxed environment, and they encourage everyone to come out to listen and join in on the conversation, even if you haven’t read the book.

During the interview, you will hear what each resident has to say about the book they read. Now we don’t want to give too much away, so it will just be the highlights! If you want to find out what happens you will have to read it!

Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, was inspiration for the books chosen for the months of July and August. Some of the titles include American Housewife: Stories by Ellen Ellis, Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry, Women Who Read Are Dangerous by Stefan Bollman and Karen Jay Fowler, and  Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes.

The July Book Club Meeting was held on July 26th, but do not worry if you missed it! There is another meeting on August 23rd at 10AM in the Crestview Classroom.

This show airs on Friday, July 29th at 10AM, 2PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 12AM. You can also head to the following day to watch the program online. Happy Reading!

Walk on the Wild Side


A fan favorite Good Morning Oak Crest show is Zoomobile Live. We all love seeing  Kathy Hogue talk about many of the animals from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and we are so lucky we get the chance to do that live in our studio on a regular basis. So…we figured why not bring the fun to everyone on campus!

In May we had Zoomobile Live in the Crestview Conference Room as part of the Live the Life event put on by the Sales & Marketing department. It was PACKED. Everyone was so excited to see all the animals from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Current residents and potential residents stopped by to learn about some animal ambassadors from the zoo. Kathy brought a wide array of animals starting with a gator and ending with a Flemish Giant Rabbit! And trust us, this is no ordinary bunny!

Each of the animals were taken around the room so guests had the opportunity to get an up close look at some wild friends from the zoo. It was great to see the interactions between the audience and the animals- it really made for a great show.

There are many upcoming events coming to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore over the next few months that are definitely worth checking out. You can visit to find out more information.

This program can be viewed on Channel 973 on Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00AM, 2:00PM, 7:00PM, 9:00PM, and 12 midnight. The show is also available right now at

Visiting Havre de Grace

Join Special Trips on a visit to Concord Point Lighthouse in downtown Havre de Grace.
Join Special Trips on a visit to Concord Point Lighthouse in downtown Havre de Grace.
by Lauren Costello

During the summer months there are so many places to go and so many things to see in the surrounding area, which is why the Oak Crest Network is always on the road! Next week, we take a trip to the Concord Point Lighthouse and the Keepers House in downtown Havre de Grace.

The lighthouse is located right by the water in Havre de Grace, Maryland, which is only about a 40 minute ride up 95. It was built is 1827 and is one of the oldest lighthouses in operation on the East Coast. It has been fully renovated and you are even able to walk inside and get a beautiful view from the top. Unfortunately for us, the day we went it rained tremendously, so we were unable to go inside due to the slippery steps.

During the tour we heard from an older man who grew up in Dundalk but moved to Havre de Grace to spend most of his adult life. He was very familiar with the area and shared things about the Lighthouse along with more information about the Chesapeake Bay. He noted how the area where the lighthouse was built was a relatively small area in comparison to other lighthouses in the area. The Concord Point Lighthouse is a very popular site for weddings since it is right on the water.

This show will air on Oak Crest Now on Channel 973 on Friday, July 15th at 10AM, 2PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 12AM. It can also be viewed the following day at