FAIRFIELD, Pa. — Thunder mixed with the up-tempo sounds of circus music Wednesday as 156 playing members of Windjammers Unlimited rehearsed.
The organization’s members from across the United States and Canada have descended on Liberty Mountain Resort this week. The instrumentalists are recording music for preservation and preparing for a pair of free concerts this weekend.
“We’re rehearsing 59 pieces. We will be playing 19 at the concerts,” said Waynesboro, Pa., resident William Link, event organizer.
Non-playing members and companions are taking historic and cultural tours, shopping and visiting area restaurants.
On Thursday, more than 40 people were to board a bus destined for Franklin County, Pa., for a period lunch at Renfrew Park, a tour of Zoe’s Chocolate Co., tea at the Oller House, a tour of the Heritage Center and tastings at Tuscarora Winery.
“This location has been beyond phenomenal, and people know that,” Link said.
Windjammers meet twice yearly. They travel to Sarasota, Fla., in the winter and rotate the summer meet across North America.