Sunday Concert Band series continues

By on June 27, 2018


The Ephrata Concert Band will include a variety of patriotic tunes among the musical selections at its July 1 concert in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park.

Each Sunday at 7:15 p.m. through July 22, the Ephrata band will play at the band shell at the foot of Cocalico Street in the park.

In the event of extreme weather, the concert will be moved inside the Ephrata Recreation Center at 130 S. Academy Drive.

Martin Hinkley will conduct the Independence Day-themed July 1 concert, which will open with the National Anthem, followed by the “Liberty Bell March,” composed by John Philip Sousa and the overture from “An American Scene,” by 20th century American composer Clare Grundman.

The musicians will accompany vocalist Suzanne Delahunt singing the Rodgers and Hammerstein song “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The band will also play “National Melodies” and a selection of World War I tunes such as “Over There,” before capping the first half of the program with Fillmore’s march “Americans We.”

After intermission, the band will play Bagley’s march “National Emblem” and selections from Fillmore’s “The Poet, the Peasant, and the Light Cavalryman” and Lowden’s “Armed Forces Salute.” Delahunt will be the vocalist for Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.”

The band will play the fast-paced musical selection “Home Stretch Galop” and the hymn “Abide With Me” before concluding the concert w

Admission is free. Donations to the band will be accepted. The public is encouraged to bring folding chairs to the concert. To learn more, call 717-738-3084.

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