High school band to kick off Ligonier Diamond concerts | TribLIVE.com

High school band to kick off Ligonier Diamond concerts

Jeff Himler
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Guests walk around the newly renovated bandstand during the grand opening celebration of Ligonier’s Diamond Park on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Ligonier. The $3.5 million renovation project adds many new features to the historic downtown spot.

Ligonier Valley High School’s Concert and Jazz Bands and Percussion Ensemble are scheduled to perform May 26 in Ligonier’s Diamond Park, kicking off the town’s 70th Annual Summer Band Concert Series.

Sponsored by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, the concerts are held at 7 p.m. Sundays at the park’s Bandstand.

This year’s concerts will be the first to make use of the park since it underwent $3.5 million worth of renovations last year.

That project increased seating at the park by 30 percent and spruced up the bandstand with a new stone veneer, wider stairs and a new copper roof.

The park’s concert tradition dates back to the 1894 construction of its original “Music Pavilion” bandstand.

Additional groups scheduled to perform in this summer’s concert series include:

• June 2 — Jeannette Community Band

• June 9 — Swing City

• June 16 — Blairsville Community Band

• June 23 — Allegheny Brass Band

• June 30 — Scottdale Area Concert Band

• July 7 — Kiski Valley Community Band

• July 14 — Delmont Area Community Band

• July 21 — Penn Trafford Community Band

• July 28 — Community Band South

• Aug. 4 — East Winds Symphonic Band

• Aug. 11 — Big Fat Jazz

• Aug. 18 — The Wally Gingers Orchestra

• Aug. 25 — Somerset County Community Band

The concerts are made possible by contributions received from individuals, organizations and a grant from the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Local Scouts assist with set-up, donation collections donations, and cleanup at the concerts.

In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held in the Ligonier Town Hall auditorium.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: AandE | Music
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.