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Located in Lewistown Pennsylvania, the bands of Lewistown have had an illustrious history, dating back to 1829 when the first canal boat, "The Juniata", arrived in Lewistown to the shouts of the populace and the cheering music of the Lewistown Band, which was onboard. During the coming decades many businesses, such as Standard Steel, and organizations, such as fire companies, and boy scouts, had their musicians unite to provide appropriate music for community events and celebrations. In 1939 Palmer Mitchell started the local VFW band with 14 musicians that would soon grow into a roster of sixty-six members, winning in competition the title of Pennsylvania State Champion Senior VFW Band by 1941. This group then evolved in the 1950's into the Elks Band, under the direction of Eugene Mitchell.
After years of silence, the musicians of the area were reorganized in the 1980's under Michael Wasilko and Phillip Wysocki as the Mifflin County Community Band. That endeavor lasted two years. In 1991 these two directors, with the help of Arthur Belfiore, revived the Elks Band, which has evolved into the present day Lewistown Community Band. The band continues to grow, and is currently under the direction of Peter Marsh and assistant director Terri Lee Lewis.
The Lewistown Community Band is a concert band made up of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. It's a traditional community band with musicians from the surrounding communities, and we invite those who play or have played a band instrument to take part. Although we are mainly composed of post high school adults, high school juniors and seniors who are recommended by their instructors have found success with our repertoire, which covers Broadway, Television,
Movies, Marches, Jazz, Sacred, and Classical styles. All instruments are needed, and no audition is required.
Maybe it's been a few years since you played. That's OK, just clean up the old horn - a pad or two, some reeds or a few drops of valve oil - and come to a few rehearsals. It will come back to you, and you'll have fun.
We rehearse Monday nights, usually starting in April, from 7:00PM until 9:00PM and perform
a number of concerts throughout the summer months, ending our concert season in late August.
The band takes a short break, and starts rehearsing again in late October to prepare for our Holiday Concerts.
You can check our schedule page for the latest concert dates and rehearsal times.
So come on and join the fun of the Lewistown Community Band!
For further information about joining, contact Freda Richard at 717-242-2344 or e-mail her at email@example.com
You'll be glad you did!
THE HISTORY OF
THE LEWISTOWN COMMUNITY BAND
The Lewistown Community Band is always looking for new opportunities to perform for you.
We can offer you a public or private performance, indoor or outdoor. Although we do not charge for our performances, the band depends on your generous donations to fund the purchase of new music and other costs necessary to keep the band running.
For more information or to hire the band, please contact Joyce Ann Hutchinson at 717-994-1988 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
LET THE LEWISTOWN COMMUNITY BAND PLAY FOR YOU!
LEWISTOWN COMMUNITY BAND
The 2016 Season has begun!
Our next rehearsal is
May 02, 2016
St, John's Lutheran Church
W 3rd and E Main ST, Lewistown
LET FREEDOM RING CHOIR
Next rehearsal is
Thank you for your participation in the
2015 Let Freedom Ring Choir!
See you next year
LEWISTOWN COMMUNITY BAND NEWS!
LEWISTOWN COMMUNITY BAND
Next concert is
WEBPAGE CURRENT AS OF 04/28/2016
CONTACT THE LEWISTOWN COMMUNITY BAND!
Pictures from the July 12th show are here!
Pictures from the July 28th show are here!
Pictures from the August 5th show are here!
Pictures from the August 16th show are here!
The Lewistown Community Band
Check out our 2016 Repertoire
by following the link above!
We've added pictures from our
2015 Holiday concerts!
Click on the links below
and look for 2015 pictures!
Relay For LIfe , Burnham
Faith Concert, Mifflin County Library
White Memorial Church, Reedsville
July 1 (raindate July 3)
Let Freedom Ring Concert
Embassy Theater 7:00
July 17 (raindate July 24)
Mcveytown Presbyterian Church
Fayetteville Carnival, McAlisterville
Valley View Village
End of Season Concert, Derry Park
Band Picnic to follow, Blue Pavillion
Festival of Ice, Old Courthouse, Lewistown
Sounds of the Season, MCHS
Pictures from the December 3rd show are here!
Pictures from the December 12th show are here!
Okay, we have a correction,
The Allensville concert is May 21 at 6:30,
not May 18 as previously indicated!
I forgot the Faith Concert
on June 18th. There you go.
We have another another
correction to our schedule!
Our Year End Concert will be
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 at 3:00 PM!
The Band Picnic will be at the
Allensville Historical Society Fund Raiser