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Lehighton Band offers Spring Concert to open 148th season

  • Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Band presented its annual Spring Concert on Sunday at the Lehighton Area Middle School.
    Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Band presented its annual Spring Concert on Sunday at the Lehighton Area Middle School.
Published April 23. 2012 05:02PM

Lehighton Band opened its 148th season by presenting its annual Spring Concert on Sunday at the Lehighton Area Middle School.

The concert was conducted by Paul R. Smith and featured a wide variety of selections. Bradley R. Cressley was the announcer.

The concert began with John Phillips Sousa's "The Gladiator March," followed by a new overture, "Overture Enerigico" by James Barnes.

Alfred Reed provided the arrangement for the next number, a medley of familiar hymn tunes "A Sacred Suite."

Popular music from the 30s to the 70s were heard, including "Caravan," the music of "Sinatra" and "Mancini," as well as selections from "The Mamas and The Papas."

Also music from the film "Titanic" commemorated the 100th anniversary of the great ship's sinking.

"First Suite in E Flat," which was written directly for the concert band. was performed. Several other selections rounded out the program along with the marches "A Bridge Too Far," arranged by Johnny Vinson, and Henry Fillmore's fine march, "The Footlifter."

The music in this concert was sponsored by donations from local businesses, professional people and music lovers from throughout the area.

Band personnel are, Flutes, Lora Krum, Laura Cressley, Sarah Pysher, Alyssa Schoch; Oboe, Barry Gangwer; clarinets, Brad Cressley, Raymond Hontz, Charles Uhler, Evelyn Uhler, Jordon Burdash, Cassie Snyder, Cindy Sabol, David Krum; Bass Clarinets, Kenneth Leffler; Alto Saxophones, Robert Fetterman, Mikayla Blakeslee, Katie Sabol, James Dynan and Kevin Seemiller; Tenor Saxophone, Brandon Cressley; and Trumpets, Michael Reph, Thomas Fritz, Henry Long, Michael Muffley, Chris Karper, Shauna Bartholomew, Bryan Buffington; and David Matsinko.

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