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Bands Team-up at West Park

05/20/2016
Bands Team-up at West Park

The second annual city of Allentown & Salvation Army Band Concert in the Park will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 7:30pm in Allentown’s West Park.

The Salvation Army PenDel Brass & Singers Band consists of musicians from Pennsylvania and Delaware. They are teaming-up for the Sunday evening concert with the Pioneer Band of Allentown which is making the first of five appearances scheduled for West Park this spring and summer.

In 2015, the Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation partnered with The Salvation Army to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of “Doing the Most Good” with a free outdoor concert in West Park.

The Salvation Army has been supporting the Lehigh Valley community since 1890, providing safety net services such as emergency food and financial assistance, case management, clothing distribution, after-school tutoring and enrichment, summer day camp, week-long summer camp at Camp Ladore in the Pocono Mountains, music instruction, spiritual counseling, adult education, holiday food and toys, shelter, soup kitchen meals, senior citizen programs, winter coat distribution, and recreational activities.

“The city is honored to be working alongside such a vital organization,” said Lindsay Taylor, Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. “The Summer Concert Series is one of our flagship programs, and we are very excited to include this special concert showcasing not only terrific musical performances, but celebrating the success of the Salvation Army that provides so many services and programs to people across this region.”

The May 22 concert is the fifth of the city of Allentown’s Summer Concert Series. More than 50 free concerts are held in Allentown from May – September. For the full schedule, please visit www.allentownpa.gov/Parks-and-Recreation.

For more information on this event, contact the City of Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation at 610-437-7750 or visit us at www.facebook.com/AllentownParkandRec.

To learn more about The Salvation Army, to volunteer for the organization or to donate, visit www.LehighValley.SalvationArmyPa.org or call Michael Kukitz at 610-432-0128.

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