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  At the start of 2020, there was a full schedule of over 40 concerts for The Allentown Band. And as the year went along, almost all of those dates were cancelled. Well, as 2021 starts, we now have mitigation strategies and vaccines are rolling out. With hope that live concerts can resume sometime this year, The Allentown Band is starting to add confirmed dates to our calendar. The City of Allentown has committed to these dates: Sunday June 6th, 7:30 PM at West Park Friday July 2nd, 7:30 PM at West Park (Annual "Sousa" Concert) Sunday July 11th, 7: 30 PM at West Park Saturday July 24th, 7:00 PM at Midway Manor Sunday September 12th, 3:00 PM at West Park (Annual "Bert Meyers" Concert) The Lehigh County Historical Society again is hosting The Allentown Band at Haines Mill on Sunday August 8th at 6:30 PM And The Allentown Band once again is presenting the July 4th concert at Levitt Pavilion at Steel Stacks, 7:30 PM, before Bethlehem's fireworks. Details about progr

Clarinets Rehearsing!

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The clarinet section of The Allentown Band returned to the Ezra Wenner Band Hall to start rehearsals for the March 15, 16 St. Patrick's Day Live Stream concerts. Director Ronald Demkee has assembled a fine program of music that is both Irish and clarinet. 

Staying Connected - 2021 So Far

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We are doing our best to stay connected to the community and also to provide performance opportunities for our members during these trying times. Since we could not present our Annual Youth Concerts at Miller Symphony Hall this school year, we created a video with brass and woodwind quintets and made them available to school districts in the region. This video has had more than 300 views so far.    We also presented a one-hour  Live Stream Concert  with three quartets - Woodwind, Saxophone and Trombone, with organist Michael Krentz at Christ Lutheran in Allentown. These Free Live Stream Concerts are funded by the Music Performance Trust Fund administered locally by the Allentown Musicians Association, AFM Local 45. As of this writing, we have four more scheduled. Watch this space or visit our website at www.allentownband.com for more information and announcements.

Staying Connected - WRTI's Sousalarm at 7:15AM Weekdays

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  As you know, our good friend Gregg Whiteside has retired from WRTI. His successors still are sounding the Sousalarm. This has been a banner week for the Allentown Band on Sousalarm (all non-Sousa, so far):   Mon  University of Pennsylvania, Roland Seitz  (host Joe Patti) Tue   Game Preserve, Albertus L. Meyers  (host Joe Patti) Wed  The Official West Point March. Philip Egner  (host Joe Patti) Thur  March of the Belgian Paratroopers, Pierre Leemans  (host Josh Jackson)

Erin Go Bragh - Live (Stream) Concerts!

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Members of The Allentown Band will present two free LIVE STREAM CONCERTS 8:00 to 9:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday March 15 & 16, 2020 The Live Concerts include performances by a 10-member clarinet choir, doubling on clarinets and saxophones of all sizes, performed in Allentown's Christ Lutheran Church, with no live audience. This concert is presented as part of Christ Church's Concert Series and the Music Performance Trust Fund administered locally by the Allentown Musicians' Association, Local 45 AFM, produced by Hesse Creative and made available free to the public on Facebook. You need not have a Facebook account to view this FREE program. facebook.com/MusicPerformanceTrustFund/live More Information and Complete Program! Featured Soloists for these Concerts: