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Lehighton Band plans late spring concert

The Lehighton Band will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. Monday at the Lehighton Park Amphitheater.

Typically the band holds its spring concert around Easter, but was delayed to an outdoor event so that more people could enjoy it without capacity restrictions.

The concert will be a celebration of many styles of music, and will open with the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The opening march for the evening is called “Excalibur” by Jay Chattaway.

The next song will be “Rushmore” by Alfred Reed. That will be followed by “A Seasonal Suite” written by Ralph Hermann.

The 1959 Ray Charles hit, “What’d I Say” will follow, while the Carl King march “Call to Victory” will round out the first section of the concert.

A piece of music by Rob Romeyn titled “Daydreams Will Come Next.” The song combines songs from the ’80s including “R.O.C.K. in the USA” by John Mellencamp; the Dionne Warwick hit “That’s What Friends are For”; “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna; and finishes with “Invisible Touch” by Genesis.

The band will then head to Broadway and play selections from “Cats” which includes “Overture, Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat,” “The Old Gumble Cat,” “Macavity: The Mystery Cat” and “Memory.”

That will be followed by a trip back to the ’80s with the song “True” by Spandau Ballet and arranged by Cofield, followed by “It’s Hard to be Humble” made famous by Mac Davis and arranged by John Edmondson.

The concert will wrap up with the “Stars and Stripes Forever” march by John Philip Sousa.

For the first time in the history of the band the piccolo part will be played by four piccolos.

Laura Reichard, Jennifer Mann, Vickie Malloy and Grace Obert will put down their flutes and perform what is perhaps the most famous piccolo solo in history.

The Lehighton Band has also planned three summer concerts, with the next scheduled one being at 8 p.m. July 15.

The concert is free to the public, but donations are greatly appreciated.

The band is currently in the process of changing banks, so it cannot currently accept checks for donations.

The band invites the public to come out to the Lehighton Park Amphitheater and enjoy an evening of music.

Park benches are available and there are spaces for folding chairs as well.