Mercer Community Band
"Best Free Entertainment on a Friday Night"
Mercer, Pennsylvania

"Echoes of the Past"
June 25, 2010
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Makin' Changes - warm-up entertainmentMakin' Changes will perform at the MCB car cruise on July 24thGetting ready for the first concert of the summerIce Cream Social by the Girl ScoutsSinging of "The National Anthem" led by John Stumpff.The band opened the season with "Begin the Beguine"Trumpet soloist, Laura Bloss, entertained with "Napoli"Ms. Bloss also performed "A Trumpeter's Lullaby" with the band.Rita Ferrere and Tim Stevenson joined Ms. Bloss  for "Triad".Joel Gould, Assistant (Student) Director, conducted "The Pennsylvania Polka".The mighty tuba section!A view from the courthouse steps.MCB Assistant Director, Mr. Ken Jewell.Mr. Jewell directed "La Banda Nascente" and "Try to Remember".Brandy Vallely, vocal soloist.Ms. Vallely entertained with "I Feel A Song Coming On".The audience enjoyed Ms. Vallely's performance of "Gershwin in Concert".Ms. Vallely completed her peformance with "Where or When".There was a large turn-out for the first concert of the season.Dr. Hendley D. Hoge, in his 33rd year as director of the Mercer Community Band, led the band for the final three selections, "Amapola", "Marianne", and "Medal of Valor".