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.
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.