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Bellefonte Community Band is coming to Triangle Park

Making beautiful music

PHOTO PROVIDED The Bellefonte Community Band will perform this Friday during Lock Haven City’s Summer Concert Series in Triangle Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.

LOCK HAVEN — The Bellefonte Community Band will be performing this Friday, Aug. 16, in Triangle Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The band has been a staple in the region since 1984. They are a volunteer group consisting of dedicated musicians of all ages from the surrounding Bellefonte and State College communities. Their purpose is to share their love of music, and have fun while doing so.

The group’s director is Meg Smith, who began directing the Bellefonte Community Band in the fall of 2018. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, with degrees in Music Education and Musicology. For eight years prior to her return to Central Pennsylvania, Meg served as a musician in the United States Navy Music Program, performing on clarinet and saxophone at duty stations in Virginia, Rhode Island, and Italy.

Meg is currently Director of Bands at Lock Haven University, and continues to serve as a Reservist in the Navy Reserve, while she studies conducting at Penn State with Professor Dennis Glocke.

The Bellefonte Community Band plays a variety of music from traditional (“Stars and Stripes Forever”) to modern (selections from “Frozen” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”).

So, whether you are playing in the band or a member of the audience, there is something for everyone!

The band performs in about 15 concerts a year, in venues as diverse as the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, South Hills School of Business, Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair, Centre Crest, Talleyrand Park, and many more.

The group is always looking for new members. Anyone may join by simply attending practices from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from February to May and September to December at Bellefonte Area Middle School. If you’d like to join, please contact them at bellefonteband@gmail.com. For more information about the band, visit their website at www.bellefonteband.net.

The public is invited to attend this free summer concert. Seating will not be provided; therefore, the public is asked to bring a lawn chair. The rain location for the Friday evening summer concerts is The Elks Club located at 219 E. Main St., Lock Haven.

The 2019 City of Lock Haven’s Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Bear Country Radio WQBR, Lock Haven Express, The Record, Anastos Brothers Auto Sales, The Auto Barn, Avis Building Supply, BryerTech Construction, Calico Creek Feed & Pet, Clinton County, Clinton County Community Foundation, Clinton County Economic Partnership & Visitor’s Bureau, Dan Hilty’s Plumbing & Heating, Diversified Asset Planners, Dotterer Equipment, First Quality, Homestead Pools, Horizon Federal Credit Union, Jersey Shore State Bank, Keller & Munro Pharmacy, Lock Haven Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4298, Loggio Giosue Carducci Lodge # 146, Murray Motors, Muncy Bank & Trust, Pizza City, River Valley Internet, Stella A’s Bar & Grill, UPMC Susquehanna Health

Schedules and magnets are available at the concerts in Triangle Park and every Sunday concert at the floating stage as supplies last. To learn more about the 2019 Summer Concert Series, check the City of Lock Haven’s website at www.lockhavenpa.gov.