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The band was formed in 1976 with a group of approximately 80 amateur and semi-professional band members to perform at the Arts Festival. Preforming four free indoor concerts per year, the band’s repertoire ranges from pop songs to standard band classics, including overtures, transcriptions, and marches. This is the first Festival performance where the band...Find out more »
Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in urban African-American communities in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time. Doo-wop features vocal group harmony, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, sometimes little or...Find out more »
Throughout the year, JT Thompson stays busy playing piano bars, special events, and with several popular bands. He also gathers members of these bands to record his own compositions and then perform them in Central Pennsylvania. Sometimes it’s a trio, other times it’s a 13-piece group. In any arrangement, JT’s music is always captivating. The...Find out more »
RPR is a band of contrasts, subtleties, humor, and the agility to go from full rampage to whisper in a heartbeat. The band brings a rare combination of poignancy and personality to the stage, crafting shows with tuneful music, touching stories, laughter, and yes, astonishing vocal harmonies. Rob Ritchie (keyboards), Al Parrish (bass) and Steve...Find out more »
Bonne Finken was born to sing. By immersing herself into a decade’s worth of studio work, learning composition by ear and writing her own award-winning electronic/rock music, Finken has also become known as one of the Midwest’s most sought-after musical artists. Awarded ‘Best Local Musician’ by Des Moines’ Cityview Magazine, Finken quickly made a name...Find out more »
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