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2022 Young People's Concerts Announced

The Allentown Band presents its annual Youth Concerts on Wednesday November 16, 2022 at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This year, with sufficient school participation, two concerts are planned, for 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. This year's program comprises two works composed specifically to help young people understand the instruments of the concert band: Yankee Doodling: A Young Person’s Guide to the Concert Band by Daniel Kallman, with Emile Guida, Narrator An energetic and comic theme and variations of this favorite tune with a narrator to introduce the instruments of the band. This might be thought of as a parallel to Leonard Bernstein’s “Young People’s Guide to the Orchestra.” The Gingerbread Boy in Concert  by Lawrence Kursar, with Emile Guida, Narrator This 14-minute narrated work for Concert Band features the different instruments of the brass family as characters in this American Folk Tale. Color illustrations from Richard Eiglieski’s “The Gingerbread Boy”