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.
Fall Dinner Concert at Stokesay Castle
Tim Foley, retired conductor of the US Marine Band will lead the Ringgold band in a “Trip Around the World”. The concert features song selections the Sousa Band performed on their famous World Tours as well as what we believe Sousa would have performed had he been alive in today’s world. The concert is at 5PM on Sunday November 15th, 2015 at Stokesay castle and costs $35/ticket. CLICK HERE FOR A TiCKET ORDER!.
Side By Side Concert Coming Soon!
The Ringgold Band will join forces with the Hamburg Area High School Band for our Side-by-Side concert. It will be held at Hamburg Area High School on Tuesday October 27th at 7 PM. Guest Soloist will be Kimberly Reighley, principal Flutist of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.
RINGGOLD BAND 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. So far there are over 30 podcasts! The People Chronicles-Ringgold Band.
Congratulations to the late GENE UMBENHOUER for his long service to the Ringgold Band! Here is a clip about a lifetime award presented to him last years concert. The Ringgold library was officially named “The Gene Umbenhouer Library”. We were so grateful to have such a dedicated man as a member of our ensemble and will miss him dearly. http://www.wfmz.com/…/ringgold-band-member-honored…/32082592
Check out this amazing photogallery of our Spring concert! Kudos to Bill Coughlin, the photographer for his talent and generosity of sharing these photos. http://twinoakphoto.zenfolio.com/ringgold2015
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 Andrea Behler, an flute player from Schuylkill Valley high School. She was awarded $1000 in scholarship money, and performed with the Ringgold Band on March 29, 2015 at the Spring Anniversary Concert. David Mayrhofer, a clarinet player from Brandywine Height HS won 2nd place & and a $500 scholarship. He performed with the Ringgold Band over the summer months.
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.