Shippensburg Band: Presenting the 100th Anniversary Concert

100th Anniversary

The Shippensburg Band is proud to celebrate their 100th Anniversary with a concert featuring the talents of local musicians of all ages performing music selections spanning the history of the band.

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The event

The concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 253 E. Garfield Street, Shippensburg. Admission and parking are free; donations accepted (the Shippensburg Band is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) Since 1922, the Shippensburg Band has been a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization benefiting the Borough of Shippensburg and its neighboring communities.

A variety of pieces from the Band’s library is presented at every concert, including marches, classical transcriptions, patriotic tunes, Broadway show tunes, folk music, contemporary works, light opera, and hits from the big band era. The concerts are popular, often due to the patriotic appeal of the music and performance and the variety of styles that are presented.

The Shippensburg Band has gathered many individuals from the Shippensburg, PA, and surrounding communities to make music and share it with others. It is a dynamic group of young and old from all walks of life. The band has survived over the years because of good leadership, the dedication of its members, and excellent community support.


We continue to return to the community our quality entertainment enjoyed by people of all ages. The Shippensburg Town Band, currently directed by Carl Sponenberg, rehearses on Tuesday nights between 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM in the Shippensburg Area Senior High School Band Room. Anyone who plays a band instrument is invited to come to a rehearsal and join the band.

Keep live music alive in Shippensburg!

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