Message From the President:

Hello Pioneer Band Fans,

Spring is here and we are very excited about the upcoming 2016 concert season.  Our Director Bob Billig and Asst. Director Brian Smith and the rest of our band members have been working very hard at our rehearsals over the past winter.  We will have different and entertaining programs all season long.

Our webmast, Amanda Cortezzo who also designed our programs this year has also placed a fresh new look on our webpage.  You can browse through our website for the current seasons concert schedule.  You can also check us out on Facebook by searching for: Pioneer Band of Allentown.  We continue to try and "Go Green" whenever possible so if you have an email address, please send it to so we can update our database.  We would also prefer to send our newsletter and concert information electronically through email as often as possible.  Postage and printing costs continue to go up along with everything else.  On that note, if you would like to support the band with our mission of "Preserving the Great American Concert Band Tradition" please visit our Contact Us Page to see how you can help. 

Finally, I would also like to personally invite each of you to our season kickoff concert on May 22nd in Allentown's West Park.  This will be a joint concert with the Salvation Army's Pendel Brass & Singers.  Please feel free to stop by the stage and say hello.  As we begin our 127th season, the band and I look forward to performing for you.  As always, we thank you for your continued support.

Best Regards,


Mark N. Held, Band President


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