Landis Valley's Concert in the Grove
Relax in the Millstone Grove and listen to a concert by the historic New Holland Band. Choose to sit in chairs concert-style or bring a picnic dinner and sit nearby at tables or on a blanket. Rain location: Yellow Barn.
Romantic concert pieces
Light refreshments will be available for purchase in the Firehouse. Enjoy ice cream floats with fresh-churned ice cream, refreshing "mocktails," and small desserts.
Sponsored by Pleasant View Retirement Communitiy
About the New Holland Band:
The original New Holland Band, consisting of fifes and drums, was formed in 1829 as part of a regional militia unit. In 1856 the band organized under the direction of the late Isaac Witwer as the Earl Infantry Band, and was reorganized for Civil War field duty in 1864 as the 203rd Regimental Band of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. In 1865, after returning home, they were known as the New Holland Citizen's Band and were sometimes referred to as the New Holland Brass Band and the New Holland Cornet Band.
Prior to World War II the main function of the band was ceremonial in nature, both for civilian and military affairs. During the Victory Band Era however, the foundations for the present concert band were laid. In the years since it was first formed the New Holland Band has evolved from a military parade and light concert band to the present symphonic band. Its work has also changed, as old-time picnics, carnivals, and festivals have been replaced by public concerts in parks, churches, and schools.
The membership includes professional and non-professional musicians along with college and high school student musicians. Included also are persons from all walks of life such as educators, bankers, accountants, salespersons, executives, industrial workers, carpenters, clerks, nurses, homemakers, managers, electricians, and exterminators. Most musicians, especially the younger musicians, serve an apprenticeship of several seasons before being considered for active membership status. Active membership is conferred based on competence, need, and availability of opportunity.
Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum (View)
2451 Kissel Hill Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
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