If you didn’t attend the Bellefonte Community Band’s “Rhythm in Motion” concert April 26, you missed a fantastic performance.
The full 60-piece band played classical selections by Rimsky-Korsakov, R. Wagner and Johannes Brahms. Lighter, toe-tapping circus music by Karl L. King was delightful. Vocalist Ted Fuller sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with gusto.
The 20-member jazz ensemble played favorites with a big-band sound. And if you expected a trombone solo by Roger Munell, you were surprised by his spectacular work on the washboard.
The band of volunteers has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years. Each year they seem to get better and better.
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“Today we reached a peak,” trumpeter Dave Strouse said after the performance.
Members range in age from students to retirees who share a love of music. New members are always welcome, and they don’t even need to audition.
If you missed their spring concert, be sure to plan to hear this outstanding band, led by skilled conductor Josh Long, during summer activities in the Centre Region. You will find them at local arts festivals, at South Hills School of Business & Technology and at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte.
The Bellefonte Community Band deserves a full house with whom to share the rewarding power of music. I hope to see you in the audience.