Not doing anything this Saturday evening? Brave the weather and head out to my alma mater, Dover Area High School, for the fifth annual Dover Band Show.
According to their news release, this marching band showcase features many of York County’s non-competitive bands and was created five years ago as a way to give the students a late-season performance opportunity. (And I give the band folks huge props for performing this late in the season; it is COLD out on that field!)
Gates open at 5 p.m., and the show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at the stadium gates. If it rains (not that THAT has happened lately, ha!) the show will be held in the high school gymnasium.
The schedule includes:
· National Anthem performed by Dover High School’s select choral ensemble, “Renaissance”
· Hanover “Nighthawk” Pep/Marching Band
· Northeastern “Bobcat” Marching Band
· Steelton-Highspire “Roller-Pride” Marching Band
· West York “Bulldog” Marching Band (my daughter’s school, so YAY for them too!)
· Central York “Panther” Marching Band
· Dallastown “Wildcat” Marching Band
· Dover “Eagle” Marching Band
· Full Band Retreat performing “America the Beautiful”
The release also pointed out something I’d missed – that the Dover district was recently named one of the top 100 communities for music education in the United States by the National Association of Music Merchandisers. Central York was also selected for the honor.
If you want to know more about the show, call band director George Bradshaw at 292-3671, ext. 10304. (And tell him Joan Concilio sent you!)
So head out if you’re free! I’ll be here at work, but if you go, let me know – I’d love to hear all about it!