Share our heritage | Ferguson Township School band

This photo shows Ferguson Township School band from around 1948.
This photo shows Ferguson Township School band from around 1948. Photo provided

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Linda Albright Shakley, of Spring Mills.

Shakley wrote: “This photo was taken around 1948. The director of the band was the late Joseph Alesandro. He was responsible for organizing the first band at the school.”

Front row, from left: Arlene Warner, unknown first name Caldwell, Shirley Krumrine, Nancy Williams and Wanda Barnes.

Second row, from left: Kaye Corl, Kaye Witmer, Jacquelyn Peters, unknown first name Bickle, Nancy Brennaman, Janet Smith, Max Musser and unknown first name Henry.

Third row, from left: Shirley Weaver, Barbara Fryer, Betty Wasson, unknown, Kenneth Noutz, Joan Henninger, Robert Steele, Janet Henninger, Janet Dreibelbis, Eudell Corman, Beverly Corl, Shirley Artz, Carol Campbell, Linda Albright, Bill Elder and unknown.

Fourth row, from left: unknown, Edna Shilling, Ann Dreibelbis, Carl Lauck, Patti Peters, Molly Kerstetter, Phyllis Ripka and Ted Corl.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Design Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.