o For more information on the circus music convention, visit http://www.circusmusic.org.
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The circus is coming to town, minus the trapeze artists, animal tricks and overpriced popcorn.
Instead, Waynesboro residents William Link and Marjorie VonDrach are concerned with only the circus music. Not the canned music used today, but the waltzes, opera, ragtime and marches of yesteryear.
Through their membership in the North American organization Windjammers Unlimited, Link and VonDrach are hosting a convention for performers of circus music in July 2012. Almost a week of daylong rehearsals will culminate in public concerts July 20 at Waynesboro Area Senior High School and July 21 at Boyds Bear Country in Gettysburg, Pa.
Before then, Link and VonDrach are busying themselves with preparations.
"Where do you house all of these people?" Link said of one of his first concerns.
With no options for large groups in Waynesboro, Link and VonDrach toured hotels in surrounding communities. They needed rehearsal space in addition to a block of rooms.