The Shippensburg Band invites the public to ring in the season by attending a concert featuring favorite holiday music. All performances are free and open to the public.
Four concerts featuring the town’s four different bands are planned. They include:
- Sunday, December 8, 2019 6 p.m. The Shippensburg Town Band performs at the Cleversburg Multi-Purpose Center (56 Cleversburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257)
- Friday, December 13, 2019 6:30 p.m. The Shippensburg Swing Band performs at Big Spring United Lutheran Church (101 Crossroad School Road, Newville, PA 17241)
- Tuesday, December 17, 2019 7 p.m. The Shippensburg Town Band performs at the Hess Room at Quincy Village (6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268)
- Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:30 p.m. The Shippensburg German Band performs at the Community Christmas party at the Shippensburg University Rec Center. (This event is open to families of Shippensburg Area School District. RSVP by 12/16 to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Shippensburg Band is a community band. Many individuals from Shippensburg and the surrounding area get together to make music and share it with others. They are dynamic groups of young and old from all walks of life. Some have degrees in music and/or music education.
Most participants are amateurs, however. They rehearse on Tuesday nights in the Shippensburg Area Senior High School Band Room.
The band has been in existence since 1922 as a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization providing music for Shippensburg and its neighboring communities.