The Emigsville Band spreads Christmas cheer around the Manchester Township village of Emigsville. Its house-to-house performance is an annual rite of the holiday season. (See additional York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photo below.) Also of interest: Part I: Transportation-oriented Emigsville … and Part II: Transportation-oriented Emigsville … .
That’s evidenced by the fact the Emigsville Band, a vestige of the community bands that entertained villages and boroughs around York County 60 or more years ago, still performs. (The Brodbecks Band, Red Lion-Felton Band and Hanover Lyric Band are three other examples of such bands.)
And the band has kept up the custom of playing on Christmas mornings, strolling around town in celebration of the holiday.
All these events create community within communities.
-Did we miss any York County rites of the season? Comment below. Here are more stories and photos about those in Dillsburg, Red Lion and others already named.
-And for a stories and additional photographs and a video about the Emigsville Band’s 2011 holiday performance, visit: “In Emigsville, a Christmas band tradition continues.”
-Visit the community’s website: www.emigsville.org.