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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