Shippensburg Band presents a Halloween Dinner Dance and Annual Fall Concert

The Shippensburg Band is proud to announce two events in October: a Halloween Dinner Dance and a concert featuring the talents of local musicians of all ages performing music selections spanning the history of the band.

The Halloween Dinner Dance is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at 6:00 PM at the Shippensburg Firefighters Activity Center (33 W. Orange Street, Shippensburg). This event features live music performed by the Shippensburg Swing Band, a buffet dinner, and a cash bar. Attendees can dance the night away while participating in a 50/50 raffle and basket silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Shippensburg Bands and their music lesson scholarship program.

Tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple, $240 for a table of 8, or $300 for a table of 10. Visit and select “2022 Halloween Dinner Dance” from the menu for more details and to reserve tickets. Questions can be sent to

Fall concert

The fall concert is scheduled for Sunday, October 30, at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 253 E. Garfield Street, Shippensburg. Admission and parking are free; donations are 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, with this concert featuring performances of Overture to a New Beginning, The Mountain, The Greatest Showman, Whispers from Beyond, Jaguar, At The Movies, and more.

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.

Rehearsal and Joining the Band

The Shippensburg 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.

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