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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 9, 2004 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Never mind the mineral spas, the apple butter and the great outdoors. There was something missing in Morgan County. At least Rindi and Doug Sherbert thought so. "There was a big hole in the community," Rindi Sherbert said. "We had theater. We had art. But no music. " Rindi, a trumpeter, and Doug, an alto saxophonist, came to Berkeley Springs from Annapolis when Doug's job with Verizon moved. They wanted a place to play music.
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | August 23, 2011
Williamsport Days kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m. with the annual Williamsport Community Band Concert at the Byron Memorial Park Bandstand. There will be a tribute to Luther "Jay" Grimes, recognizing his 50th anniversary of service to the Williamsport Voluntary Fire Station. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, festivities will be held in Springfield Farm Barn. Other highlights of the four-day event include: The Williamsport Memorial Library's annual book sale in the lower level of the library runs Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Lions Club's annual ox roast will be Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Order of Red Men Tribe 84 pavilion, 16129 Lappans Road.
June 25, 2008
The Williamsport Community Band will present its seventh annual Fourth of July Salute to America on Friday, July 4, at Byron Memorial Park. The program will begin at 7:45 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. as the band plays America's official march - "The Stars and Stripes Forever. " The Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) Veterans Honor Guard will be this year's official honor guard.
By MARLO BARNHART | May 14, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Excitement is building as the Williamsport Community Band prepares for its 10th anniversary concert Sunday at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Williamsport High School. Part of the fervor stems from the announcement that Harry Kight, former band director at the school, will be returning as guest soloist and conductor. "I'm looking forward to it," Kight said by telephone. "We will have a rehearsal Friday night and then the concert on Sunday. " Kight came to Williamsport in 1951 to start instrumental music classes in Williamsport schools.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | June 27, 2013
Tracy McCleary said she remembers playing music at cathedrals in Europe when she was a member of her high school concert band. So, when the Williamsport Community Band performs at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md. on Sunday, it will be like stepping back in time for her. “It's an excitement to get to return to fond memories,” McCleary said. “I think we're all a little nervous.” The band was chosen to perform at the national shrine as part of a three-day Heritage Days festival being held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the events leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg.
By DAN DEARTH | | December 18, 2011
Playing flute for the Williamsport Community Band gives Maurice Treacy a chance to continue a hobby that he started more than eight decades ago. "It's just wonderful," the 92-year-old Treacy said as he tuned his flute Sunday before the band's Christmas show at St. James Brethren Church. "I've been in bands since 1927, in other words, 80 years or more. " Treacy, who lives in Martinsburg, W.Va., said he practices about once a week to stay sharp. He said he believes playing the flute helps his fingers stay nimble.
April 12, 2012
 The CVSM Community Symphonic Band is accepting new members who are interested in performing in its special Memorial Day concert. The concert program will include diverse concert band music, including some patriotic numbers. Led by Tim Gotwald, the CVSM Community Symphonic Band maintains an active member list of nearly 100 musicians, and anyone who can read and perform graded band music at Level III or IV (high school level) is invited to participate. Rehearsals are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sundays, beginning May 6 in the Chambersburg Area Middle School bandroom.  The concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, at the Chambersburg Memorial Park Bandshell.  Participation in the band and attendance at the concert are both free, and CVSM invites you to pull out your instrument and join in the fun. For more information, call the Cumberland Valley School of Music at 717-261-1220 or go to
October 11, 2009
The World War II Weekend in Williamsport continued Sunday with a World War II-style Sunday morning worship service, a World War II model airplane contest, and Williamsport Community Band concert featuring Tech. Sgt. David Dell, a Williamsport resident.
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