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- Warwick bands will host winter concert this weekend
- Ring in the new year with pork ‘n’ kraut!
- Holiday memories at WHS
- Acapella voices will ring in the holiday season
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- Beyond ‘Hearthside Hymns’ — The Marlene Hershey story
- Warwick stages ‘Animal Farm’ this weekend
- 5K fun run/walk will benefit Warwick grad
- Oysters on the square: Ted’s tiny diner was a big deal at Broad and Main
Air Nat’l Guard Band rocks the band shell
The band was treated to a picnic lunch by the Lititz VFW and American Legion. They had the pleasure of being one of the first groups to utilize the newly-renovated bandshell – there are new dressing rooms, bathrooms and an all-cement performance space.
The repertoire included patriotic fare, along with a few Motown favorites – and even an Abba medley. The band was comprised of largely wind instruments, along with guitar, percussion and two vocalists. During intermission, the concert band was spelled by High Altitude, a smaller rock ensemble from within the group.
One of the singers, MSgt Lori McCarty, of Marietta, was performing for the fifth time in Lititz. The day was a hot one.
“I want to thank everyone for braving the heat,” McCarty, a 14-year veteran of the band, said.
Karen Harnly, organizer, admitted that the crowd of about 400 was a bit smaller than it had been in previous years, but added that the concert was scheduled at the last minute, as a cancellation left the band without a venue that day. They called, and the park accepted.
“Lititz loves them,” Harnly said, “and they love Lititz.”
While the crowd was a bit thinner than normal, McCarty noted that they were very enthusiastic. “I’d rather perform for a crowd of 100 people who are really into it than a crowd of 1,000 who are just sitting there,” she said.
McCarty remarked that the spectators really seemed to love the finale, a medley of “God Bless America” and “America The Beautiful,” done in the style of Celine Dion.
Harnly added that the Sousa marches always have a stirring effect on the crowd and that the Abba medley was a big hit.
Disappointed that you missed the concert this time around? A list of their upcoming appearances can be found at bandofthenortheast.ang.af.mil.
Melissa Hunnefield is a staff writer for the Lititz Record Express. She welcomes your questions and comments and can be reached at email@example.com or at 721-4452.
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