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 will present their annual Fall Dinner Concert “A Lifetime of Melodies” at Stokesay Castle on Sunday November 17, 2013 at 6PM. The concert will feature special guest artists, Meghan Dewald, Katelyn Aungst, and Alexandra Zelinsky Booth recreating the sound of the famous “Andrews Sisters”. Tickets will be $33.00 per person. This concert is SOLD OUT!!!!-
Helping the Ringgold Band through the Internet!
Goodsearch donates money to your favorite cause when you search the Internet, shop online or dine out at local restaurants! Use Goodsearch to search the Internet and they donate a penny per search to the Ringgold Band. Register your credit cards on Goodswipe, and the Ringgold band will receive up to 5% donation on purchases made at local stores and restaurants around town. Use Goodshop or iGive when you shop online and they donate a percentage of every purchase and offer over 100,000 coupons to help you save money too! Sign up for their Gooddining program and they’ll donate a percentage of your restaurant bill when you eat at any one of thousands of participating restaurants. It’s really easy; it’s free, and turns simple everyday actions into a way to make the world a better place. Please select the Ringgold Band as your charity of choice! We have always enjoyed the strong support of our loyal followers, and ask you to consider helping us out in this painless way at no cost to you!
Watch and Listen to the Ringgold Band!
to access our most recent performances, click the links below:
“FUGUE ON YANKEE DOODLE”
“KEEPING STEP WITH THE UNION”
“BULLETS & BAYONETS”
“BLUE & GREY”
“RETURN OF THE GUARD”
“SELECTIONS FROM LES MISERABLES”
Ringgold New Horizons Band
The Ringgold New Horizons Band just performed their first past three concerts this past year. They were met with enthusiatic applause for their splendid efforts. Here is a recording of the Ringgold New Horizon Band “MORRIS DANCE”
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.
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.