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.
The Ringgold Band presented their 161st annual Spring Concert at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Sunday April 28, 2013 at 3PM. Dave Kline was our guest soloist on Guitar. Dave Kline is producer and host of the weekly “Mountain Folk Radio & Web Show” on WEEU Radio and chief advertising & sales officer for Reading Eagle Company.
For an article about the successful concert http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=473992
Ringgold Concert Tour (April 18-April 20, 2013)
The Ringgold Band went on tour this Spring to promote the band’s rich musical heritage in western Pennsylvania. We are most pleased to announce that the Ringgold Band was selected to perform at the annual PMEA convention hosted in Erie this year! This is quite an honor! We kicked off our tour on April 18, 2013 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. On Friday April 19th we started the day with an afternoon concert at the PMEA convention center in Erie, followed by an evening concert at Meadville High School, sponsored by Allegheny College, before heading home to perform at our Spring Concert on April 28th.
Ringgold New Horizons Band
The Ringgold New Horizons Band just performed their first concert at Alvernia on Saturday December 1st, 2012. They were met with enthusiatic applause for their splendid efforts.
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.
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.
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. We are pleased to announce this year’s winner, Chris Shewell , a trumpet player from Oley Valley HS. He was awarded $1000 in scholarship money, along with the opportunity to solo with the Ringgold Band on April 28, 2013 at the Spring Anniversary Concert. Alex Christensen, a bass clarinet player from Conrad Weiser won 2nd place & and a $300 scholarship. Brandon Buterbaugh, a trombone player from Governor Mifflin won 3rd place & and a $200 scholarship. Both Alex and Brandon will perform with the Ringgold Band at a summer concert.