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Out & About: Summer Sunday concerts return to Ligonier Diamond

Shirley McMarlin
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The Ligonier Valley High School jazz band plays during the opening night of the 70th annual Ligonier Sunday Band Concert Series, featuring the Ligonier Valley High School concert band, jazz band and percussion ensemble, held in Ligonier on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019.
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Ligonier Valley High School band director, Bethany Trickett (center) directs the jazz band during the opening night of the 70th annual Ligonier Sunday Band Concert Series, featuring the Ligonier Valley High School concert band, jazz band and percussion ensemble, held in Ligonier on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019.
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Ligonier Valley High School band director Bethany Trickett directs the jazz band, during the opening night of the 70th annual Ligonier Sunday Band Concert Series, featuring the Ligonier Valley High School concert band, jazz band and percussion ensemble, held in Ligonier on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019.
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(From left) Mayor of Ligonier, Ormond “Butch” Bellas, and Pastor Paul McCracken pose for a photo during the opening night of the 70th annual Ligonier Sunday Band Concert Series, featuring the Ligonier Valley High School concert band, jazz band and percussion ensemble, held in Ligonier on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019.
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(From left) Scott Haines, Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce executive director, and Ruthie Stewart, events and marketing coordinator, pose for a photo during the opening night of the 70th annual Ligonier Sunday Band Concert Series, featuring the Ligonier Valley High School concert band, jazz band and percussion ensemble, held in Ligonier on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019.
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(From left) John and Christi Roddy of New Florence sit with their Golden Retriever puppies, Snickers and Sammy, during the opening night of the 70th annual Ligonier Sunday Band Concert Series, featuring the Ligonier Valley High School concert band, jazz band and percussion ensemble, held in Ligonier on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019.
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Nancy Zur of Rector attends the opening night of the 70th annual Ligonier Sunday Band Concert Series, featuring the Ligonier Valley High School concert band, jazz band and percussion ensemble, with her Standard Poodle, “Nellie”, held in Ligonier on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019.
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(From left) Jack White of Erie and Kennedy Kokoski of Bolivar pose for a photo during the opening night of the 70th annual Ligonier Sunday Band Concert Series featuring the Ligonier Valley High School concert band, jazz band and percussion ensemble, held in Ligonier on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019.

Opening its 70th season, the Sunday Band Concert Series returned to Ligonier on May 26.

Members of the Ligonier Valley High School concert and jazz bands and percussion ensemble set up in front of Ligonier Town Hall, as concert-goers parked their chairs in the street (closed to traffic for the duration) and on the grassy expanse of the recently refurbished Diamond.

It’s traditional for the student musicians, under the direction of Bethany Trickett, to play the season’s first date.

The series is sponsored by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president Scott Haines and events and marketing coordinator Ruthie Stewart were seen enjoying the music, as was Ligonier Mayor Butch Bellas.

Though the dog days of summer aren’t upon us yet, it was a dog’s night out, as several pooches were seen enjoying the fine spring weather with their owners.

To see what’s on tap for upcoming Sunday concerts, visit ligonier.com.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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