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Central PA Community Band in concert this Friday

Coming to Triangle Park

PHOTO PROVIDED The Central PA Community Band gathers for a group photo.

LOCK HAVEN — Come down to Triangle Park for Central Pennsylvania Community Band’s performance this Friday, Aug. 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Formed in November of 2009, a hearty group of nine local musicians and a band director met for the first time with a goal of providing music for the Mill Hall Christmas Parade and the annual “Meeting of Santa” at the Mill Hall Fire Company after the parade.

From this beginning, the Central Pennsylvania Community Band was born and began rehearsals in January.

The band quickly grew to a membership of 50 and began rehearsing marches, concert tunes, and novelty tunes. Members travel from as far as Williamsport and State College to rehearsal which is held each Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central Mountain Middle School.

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary Year, the band looks forward to playing a prominent role in advancing the cause of good band music in the Central PA Area. The founder and current director of the band is Paul Kellerman, and the assistant director is Ashley Crust.

If you are hoping to hear lots of good old-fashioned marches, toe-tappers, and entertaining band music, the Central PA Community Band is sure to please.

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.