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

"Concert in the Park With Friends"
With the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band
Boardman Park, Boardman, Ohio
July 29, 2012
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BELOW: See the combined bands playing "The Stars and Stipes Forever" as the final selection of the Concert in the Park With Friends.  (CLICK ARROW TO VIEW)
The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band (YACCB) in concert.The YACCB played the first half of the concert at beautiful Boardman Park.Mercer Community Band's master of ceremonies, Dave Portman, introduced the band .Dr. Hendley D. Hoge, MCB director was introduced my Mr. Portman.The Mercer Community Band began the second half of the concert with "The Olympics: A Centennial Celebration" in honor of the 2012 Olympic Games.The band traveled to the concert in style, in two Anderson coach busses.Dr. Hoge, founder and director of the Mercer Community Band, has been at the podium for 35 years of great music.John Stumpff, assistant student director, led the band for one selection.Mr. Doug Butchy, Assistant Director of the Mercer Community Band.Vocal soloist, Jodi Miklas, entertained with "Gershwin in Concert".Ms. Miklas also performed "As Time Goes By".Ms. Miklas also led the audience in the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."After the concert, the YACCB hosted a picnic for the band at a nearby shelter.Great music and good food - an unbeatable combination.
Combined bands in concert.