Festival of Bands

Allentown Music Festival, Inc.

824 Walnut Street

Allentown, PA  18102

The History of the Festival of Bands

The Current Directors of the Participating Bands (from the left)


Thomas K. Heinick of The Marine Band


Richard S. Steltz of The Municipal Band


Ronald Demkee of The Allentown Band


Robert Billig, Jr. of The Pioneer Band


The following historical footnotes were originally compiled by Board Member and President, Dr. Jack McHugh, for the Festival of Bands 50th Anniversary. Dr. McHugh passed away in 2005. In his honor, the Festival Committee believes his History of the Festival of Bands deserves a reprint with updates added from 2003 to the present.























































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