LET FREEDOM RING CHOIR
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May 2016

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2015 Let Freedom Ring Choir!
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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 sweeta123@comcast.net
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Located in Lewistown Pennsylvania, the bands of Lewistown have 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, The group then evolved during 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 the direction of 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 Terry Lee Lewis.

The Lewistown Community Band is a traditional concert band made up of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. We invite those who currently 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 sucess 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 from 7pm to 9pm, usually starting in April, 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 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 farfcr@verizon.net

You'll be glad you did!
WEBPAGE CURRENT AS OF 05/11/2018
2018 CONCERT DATES

APRIL 12, 2018     7PM
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
MCJHS AUDITORIUM

MAY 19, 2018     10AM
FAITH FESTIVAL
MC LIBRARY PARKING LOT

JUNE 3, 2018     6PM
GRACE UNITED CHURCH BLOCK PARTY
GRACE UMC LOGAN ST

JUNE 9, 2018     12PM
RELAY FOR LIFE CONCERT
KISH PARK,   LWTN

JUNE 16, 2018     TBD
OHESSON MANOR CONCERT
GREEN AVENUE,   LWTN

JUNE 24, 2018     7PM
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
WHITE MEMORIAL CHURCH,   MILROY

JUNE 29, 2018     7PM
(RAINDATE JULY 1, 2018)
LET FREEDOM RING CONCERT
S MAIN ST,   LWTN

JULY 22, 2018     7PM
PICNIC
MCVEYTOWN CHURCH

JULY 29, 2018     7PM
CONCERT
BURNHAM CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

JULY 31, 2018     TBD
FAYETTEVILLE CARNIVAL
MCALLISTERVILLE

AUGUST 8, 2018     7PM
CONCERT
VALLEY VIEW,   BELLEVILLE

AUGUST 19, 2018     TBD
SEASON FINALE CONCERT
KISH PARK,   LWTH

NOVEMBER 29, 2018     TBD
ICE FESTIVAL CONCERT
OLD COURT HOUSE,   LWNT

DECEMBER 8, 2018     TBD
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON CONCERT
MCHS AUDITORIUM

2018 MUSICAL SELECTIONS
​AN AMERICAN SPECTACULAR
ARLINGTON
BARNUM AND BAILEY MARCH
CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS
I GOT RHYTHM
INTO THE CLOUDS
INSTANT CONCERT
LEAD ON, O KING ETERNAL
LIBERTY BELL MARCH
MASS
MUSIC OF THE BEATLES
PEANUT VENDOR
PROUDLY WE HAIL
SELECTIONS FROM GREASE
SEMPER FIDELIS MARCH
WASHINGTON POST MARCH
STAR SPANGLED BANNER
STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
MIA: ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
MIA: DRUNKEN SAILOR
TEMPORARY REPRIEVE: SPIRIT OF HOPE
ANNOUNCEMENTS!

REHEARSAL ON 5/14/2018 WILL BE 7PM 
AT ST. JOHNS, AS USUAL.

REHEARSAL ON 5/21/2018 WILL BE 7PM
AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST,
CORNER OF 3RD AND DORCAS ST, LWTN.
PARKING AVAILABLE IN THE BON-TON
PARKING LOT. ENTER THAT SIDE DOWN THE STEPS INTO THE STEVENS ROOM.
TBD LATER IF YOU NEED TO BRING A CHAIR.
LET FREEDOM RING CHOIR
REHEARSALS BEGIN!

Rehearsal Schedule:
Sunday, May 20 at 6:30
Sunday, June 3 at 4:00
Sunday , June 10 at 6:30
Sunday, June 17 at 6:30
Monday, June 25 at 6:00(with band)

Rehearsals are at St. Johns, 
new members, just show up!