Ringgold Band performs at Kutztown Park July 22

The Historic Ringgold Band’s Brass Quintet featuring five of the 70-member music group which started in 1852. The full band performs July 22 at Kutztown Park.
The Historic Ringgold Band’s Brass Quintet featuring five of the 70-member music group which started in 1852. The full band performs July 22 at Kutztown Park. digital first media file photo

On Saturday, July 22, 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 Bandshell as part of this year’s Borough of Kutztown’s 2017 Concert Series in the Park.

The Ringgold Band is proud to be one of America’s first community bands. They were formed in 1852 and have been performing continuous over the past 165 years. The band is under the direction of Jim Seidel, as he takes the baton for his 50th year with the Ringgold Band. 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, classics, overtures, and various show tunes from familiar musicals and shows from the past. Come join the Ringgold Band on July 22 in the historic Kutztown Park Band shell as they entertain the crowd.

The concert series is made possible by the Borough of Kutztown and the generous support of the following co-sponsors. Major Sponsor: East Penn Manufacturing Co. and the Kutztown Lions Club, Gold Sponsors: Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown Grange, Optimist Club of Kutztown, and Russell E. Conrad Inc. Silver Sponsors: Moyer Total Indoor Comfort, Great Valley Consultants, SSM Group Inc., the Law Firm of Barley Snyder, The Windsor Press Inc. Bronze Sponsor: East Penn Podiatry Associates, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Foliage Farm Nursery Center, Fulton Mortgage Company, John Schmoyer, Huguenot Lodge No. 377 F&AM, Kutztown Community Partnership, Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Mamma’s Delight Pizza & Restaurant, Meadowood Music, BB&T, Ozgoods Grill & Bar Patron Sponsors: Kutztown Bottling Works, Adam ’n Eve Boutique, Dr. Wm. Messersmith & Dr. Matthew Keller, Dentistry, Duffer’s Beverages, Lehigh Cement Co., Kutztown Mayor Sandy Green and Kutztown Borough Council President Kevin Snyder.