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Williamsport High School grad to return with Navy band Sunday

August 15, 2007

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport High School graduate Patrick White will perform when the U.S. Navy's Country Currents Band performs Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the band shell at Byron Memorial Park.

White, who joined the Country Currents Band in January 1995, plays fiddle and mandolin and is a vocalist.

A native of Williamsport, White toured the United States with the Hazel River Band. In addition, he is the chief in charge of the Music in the Schools trio.

White is a 1989 graduate of Williamsport High School. He graduated in 1992 from Hagerstown Community College with an associate degree in criminal justice.

White is married to Amy Kunkle, and they have three daughters.

White's mother-in-law, Susie Kunkle, is the director of the Williamsport Community Band.

The Country Currents Band is the Navy's premier country music ensemble. Touring the country each year in support of Navy recruiting, the band has performed with Brooks and Dunn, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Alison Kraus, Kathy Mattea, Nickel Creek, Boots Randolph and the Statler Brothers.

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The band also has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, the Wheeling (W.Va.) Jamboree and the Academy of Country Music Awards show.

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