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SHIPPENSBURG – Looking for some delightful musical entertainment to celebrate the return of spring?

The Shippensburg Town Band will partner with some of the community’s best young musicians to present a free concert in March.

The concert will feature the talents of local musicians performing timeless music selections.

Young musicians in the community join the band for two special selections.

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These musicians are in late elementary through high school band programs and/or taking individual lesson on band instruments.

The concert is scheduled for Sunday, March 31, at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Shippensburg Area Senior High School.

Admission and parking are free; donations accepted but not required for attendance (the Shippensburg Band is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization)

Highlights of the concert include selections from “West Side Story,” Songs from the Great War (the music of World War I), Prelude on an Old Southern Hymn, Righ-Left March, and March – Ponderosa.

The young musicians will join the band for music from “A Star is Born” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

The Shippensburg Town Band, directed by Carl Sponenberg, is a community band that has gathered many individuals from Shippensburg, PA and surrounding area to make music and share it with others.

The band is a dynamic group of young and old from all walks of life, some with degrees in music and/or music education, but most participants are amateurs.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights between 8 and 9:30 p.m. in the Shippensburg Area Senior High School Band Room.

Anyone who plays a band instrument is invited to come to a rehearsal and join the band.

Keep live music alive in Shippensburg! More information is available at www.shipband.org.

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