LOCK HAVEN - The Central Pennsylvania Community Band will perform Friday as part of the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series. The concert begins at 6 p.m. at Triangle Park, at the corner of Bellefonte Avenue and West Main Street.
In November 2009, a group of nine local musicians and a band director met for the first time with a goal of providing music for the Mill Hall Christmas Parade and the annual "Meeting of Santa" at the Mill Hall Fire Co. after the parade.
From this beginning, the Central Pennsylvania Community Band was born and began rehearsals in January. The band quickly grew to a membership of 50 and began rehearsing marches, concert tunes and novelty tunes. Members travel from as far as Williamsport and State College to rehearsals, which are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Central Mountain Middle School, Mill Hall.
The band looks forward to playing a prominent role in advancing the cause of good band music in the Central Pennsylvania area.
The founder and director of the band is Paul Kellerman, and the assistant director is Greg Bertanzettti.
The public is invited to attend this free summer concert. Seating will not be provided, therefore, the public is asked to bring lawn chairs.