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The Ringgold Band performs June 1 in Kutztown

Thursday, May 23, 2013

This Saturday evening, June 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. the Kutztown Park Band shell will host the renowned “Ringgold Band”, returning to perform on stage at the Kutztown Park Band shell as part of this year’s Borough of Kutztown’s “2013 Concert Series in the Park”.
The “Ringgold Band” is proud to be one of America’s first community bands. They have been playing for more than 150 years. The band was formed in 1852 on Berks County by local musicians. The band continues to entertain throughout southeastern Pennsylvania at various church, community, and civic functions. The band will entertain with familiar marches and songs by John Philip Sousa, and familiar musical and show tunes from the past. Come join the “Ringgold Band” on Saturday in the historic Kutztown Park Band shell as they entertain the crowd.
The concert is free to the public and is part of the Borough of Kutztown “2013 Concert Series in the Park”, and will be held rain or shine in the covered Kutztown Park Bandshell. The concert series is made possible by the Borough of Kutztown and the generous support of the following co-sponsors.
Major Sponsor: Kutztown Lions Club, Gold Sponsors: East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Kutztown Grange, Optimist Club of Kutztown, Russell E. Conrad, Inc. Silver Sponsors: Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Inc., Barley Snyder, Great Valley Consultants, Kutztown Tavern, National Penn Bank Bronze Sponsor: Fulton Mortgage Company, Huguenot Lodge No. 377 F.&A.M., Kutztown Area Transport Service, Kutztown Community Partnership, Kutztown Lioness Club, Mamma’s Delight Pizza & Restaurant’ Mark’s Sandwich Shop Patron Sponsor: Kutztown Bottling Works, Kutztown Dental Center, Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc.
Series for Summer 2013:
Saturday, June 8th – “The Wallace Brothers” 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 15th – “The CRAMER Brothers Band” 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18th – “Flag Day Concert” 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 22nd – “Swing Fever” 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 6th – “The 60’s Boys” 7 to 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 13th – “Ben Mauger’s Raring 20’s and Dixieland Band” 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 20th – The Happy Dutchmen German Band” @ Kutztown Fairgrounds with Kutztown
Optimist Community Appreciation Days 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27th – “Frog Holler” 7 to 9 p.m.
August 4th – Annual Kutztown Day Celebration – “The Allentown Band” - 3, 4:30, and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 8th – “Kutztown School District Sumer Band” 7 to 9 p.m.