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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 are composed of post high school adults, and invite those who currently play or have played a band instrument to take part.
Our summer repertoire includes Broadway, Television and Movies, Marches, Jazz,
Sacred, and Classical styles, while our Holiday Concerts include
Traditional Carols and Modern Holiday Music.
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 717-242-2344or e-mail her at email@example.com
You'll be glad you did!
2018 HOLIDAY CONCERT DATES
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NOVEMBER 29, 2018 7PM
ICE FESTIVAL CONCERT
OLD COURT HOUSE, LEWISTOWN
DECEMBER 8, 2018 3PM
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
APRIL 12, 2018 7PM
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
MAY 19, 2018 10AM
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 15 6PM
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
LOGAN ST, LEWISTOWN
JULY 22, 2018 7PM
JULY 29, 2018 7PM
BURNHAM CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
JULY 31, 2018 TBD
AUGUST 8, 2018 7PM
VALLEY VIEW, BELLEVILLE
AUGUST 19, 2018 TBD
SEASON FINALE CONCERT
KISH PARK, LWTNt.
(as of 5/20/2020)
Festival of Ice
Old Courthouse on the Square
6PM and 8PM
Sounds of the Season
(as of 3/10/2020)
A Message from Pete.
St John's has canceled all activities at the church until further notice. And especially with the close quarters during rehearsals with possibly contaminated air literally being blown around, the LCB rehearsals are postponed until further notice.
When we finally get back to it, we will probably have a rather conservative program of music.
I hope everyone is well and safe.
My goal is to keep it that way.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
The news no one
wanted to hear.
It looks like we're
not going to be able
to have our
2020 Summer Season.
We're hopefully going to
be able to kick off our
30th Season celebration with our Holiday Concerts.
More on that to come,
if we are able to perform.