Quality Concert Band Entertainment Since 1852
The historic Ringgold Band is proud to be one of America’s first community bands. Formed in 1852 amid the rolling hills and farms of Berks County, Pa., we continue a longstanding tradition of fine musical entertainment in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Our diverse concert programs include familiar classics and challenging new works, as well as symphonic overtures, show tunes, solos and a myriad of marches.
RINGGOLD BAND launches a new Podcast Series!
The Ringgold Band has joined forces with the peoples chronicles to launch their new podcast series “Sustaining an American Musical Tradition”. Find out what the Ringgold Band is all about, why we are still making music over 160 years later, and why you should come hear us play. The People Chronicles-Ringgold Band.
There will be a new podcast premiered every Friday!
We welcome new vocalists to our Summer Concert Series !
The Ringgold Band has joined forces this summer with vocalists Alexandra Zelinsky Booth and Tyler Rutt, along with regular Debbie Greenwald to bring wonderful broadway songs to the summer stage. Alexandra teaches music in the Reading School District, and Tyler teaches special education there as well. Both bring a fresh perspective to out Ringgold audiences.
RINGGOLD BAND YOUNG ARTIST AWARD
The Ringgold Band sponsors a yearly monetary scholarship award to promote lifelong musicianship among high school students who plan to continue their musical studies in college or the military. This year’s winner was Noah Breneman, an oboe player from Exeter HS. He will be awarded $1000 in scholarship money, and will perform with the Ringgold Band on April 13, 2014 at the Spring Anniversary Concert. Nicolas Bowser, a trumpet player from Hamburg HS won 2nd place & and a $500 scholarship. Kelli Hess, a alto saxophone player from Boyertown also won 2nd place & and a $500 scholarship. Both Nicolas and Kelli will perform with the Ringgold Band in the summer months.
36th Annual ACB Conference Performance
On Thursday March 27, 2014 the Ringgold Band Has performed at the annual AMERICAN CONCERT BANDS conference. This was a great honor and we were delighted to have been selected among the best bands on the eastern seaboard. The concert was held at 8:30 PM at the Holiday Inn located in downtown Allentown (904 West Hamilton Street).
Help the Ringgold Band through the Internet!
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Watch and Listen to the Ringgold Band!
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Ringgold New Horizons Band
The Ringgold New Horizons Band meets every Wednesday at 10:00am in Room 104 in Francis Hall at Alvernia University in Reading. We welcome new members to join us. Most of our members also are re-discovering their old instruments, but beginners are welcome as well. For more information CLICK HERE
Please park your cars in the lot by the Alvernia athletic fields at the end of Greenway St and a shuttle bus will take us to and from Francis Hall. At the corner of St. Bernadine st. and Greenway you will see a marquee with arrows pointing to the athletic facility. The shuttle will pick you up 15 minutes prior to your designated time. Meet the bus at about 9:45 at the athletic fields parking lot.
For questions please do not hesitate to call or email Jim Seidel at 610-779-8858.