President's Message, July 28, 2020:
I hope everyone is doing well and coping with the new normal in our area. From wearing face masks to social distancing, it is a new adventure every day in our world!
This is true of this summer’s concert season. As you are aware, this year’s concerts have been cancelled due to the on-going pandemic of COVID-19! I know that the Marine Band misses seeing our audience and performing the selections prepared for each concert. The music, however, is not silent this summer! Through the gracious offerings of RCN, the media company plans on running a summer concert series for all the Lehigh Valley Bands throughout the summer! This includes the Marine Band of Allentown. The performance comes from a previously filmed concert at West Park during the last few years. If you subscribe to RCN, please review their schedule of events to see the Marine Band of Allentown perform an outstanding concert in the park! Although it is not the same as a live concert, it still enhances the summer-time spirit of listening to outstanding concert band music, but in a safe environment…your home! Enjoy the concert and feel free to leave feedback!
Although we are not performing this year, we still look to your support, financially, to keep the music alive. Please continue to send your contributions to our Treasurer, Theresa Nemeth, at the address listed on our website! This will ensure that we have a solid comeback in 2021!
If you are a musician and are interested in becoming a member of the Band, please contact Matt Kapun, Business Manager. His information is found on the website under Contacts. We are currently looking for the following instruments to fill out the Ensemble: Flute, Oboe, French Horn, Trombone, and Percussion. We rehearse Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30 PM in the Active Life Center, Allentown (Due to COVID-19, rehearsals are cancelled until further notice. However, if interested, contact Matt and he will keep you on the contact list for our return to rehearsals.).
As always, please check our website frequently. Our Web Master, Curt Adams, will update the information as it becomes available.
Thank you for supporting the Marine Band of Allentown and I look forward to seeing you at our future concerts! From the entire Marine Band of Allentown, remain safe and healthy - we will get through this together!
President & Woodwind Player