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

A Victorian Concert
July 18, 2003
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Warm-up Entertainers - The Lawrence County Brass
Flag raising by the Mount Calvary Commandry #67, Knights Templar of Greenville, PA
The band opened the concert with Themes Like Old Times
Another raffle ticket sold by Gail Habbyshaw
Dave Portman, Master of Ceremonies, proclaimed July 18, 2003 as "John Hartman Day" by order of his son, Mercer Mayor, Chris Portman
John Hartman, 91 year old euphonium soloist, was an audience favorite when he played The Old Home Down on the Farm
Assitant Director, Ken Jewell, conducted Parade of the Tall Ships
Heather McConnell, Assitant (Student) Director
led the band's rendition of  Downtown

The largest crowd of the year was on hand for the great music and perfect weather

James Piccirilli, bariton soloist, performed the Toreador Song, The Impossible Dream and Some Enchanted Evening
Mr. Piccirilli led the evening's sing-a-long: My Wild Irish Rose
Mr. Hartman returned to the bandstand to conduct Panorama USA
Director, Dr. Hendley D. Hoge, and the Mercer Community Band
Twenty-six years of Outstanding Music!!!
Musical Selection:  Basin Street Blues, from the MCB "Victorian Concert 2000" CD